Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up


Frida Kahlo with Olmec figurine, 1939. Photograph by Nickolas Muray / Nickolas Muray Photo Archives. In accordance with the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, 16 June – 14 November 2018, V& A Museum, London. Sponsored by Grosvenor Britain & Ireland.

For artist Frida Kahlo, clothing, art and identity were inextricably linked. The V & A's current exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up explores the ways Kahlo constructed her iconic image using the clothing and accessories she put on her body.

Additional Reading

  • Ankori, Gannit. Frida Kahlo (Critical Lives). London: Reaktion Books, Ltd, 2013.
  • Herrera, Hayden. Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo. New York: Harper Collins, 1983.
  • Wilcox, Claire and Circe Henestrosa, ed. Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up. London: V & A Publishing, 2018.