Gannit Ankori is professor of fine arts and the chair in Israeli art at the Department of Fine Arts and Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University. Her books include Frida Kahlo and Imaging Her Selves: Frida Kahlo's Poetics of Identity and Fragmentation. Circe Henestrosa is an independent fashion curator and head of the School of Fashion at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore. Hillary C. Olcott is associate curator of the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Few women artists have used their own face and wardrobe in their work as extensively as Frida Kahlo. . . . Frida Kahlo and San Francisco, by Circe Henestrosa and Gannit Ankori--emphasize[s] that Frida treated clothing as an artistic palette and her way of dressing as continuous with the self-portraits she painted. -- Art in America Frida Kahlo and San Francisco, a slender but lavishly produced and illustrated volume. . .The catalogue's essays, one by fashion curator and scholar Circe Henestrosa and the other by art historian Gannit Ankori, succinctly address two key themes. Henestrosa outlines the artist's cultural, gender, and political self-construction through her fashion choices; Ankori demonstrates the importance of Frida's two visits to San Francisco to her self-transformation from 'Madame Rivera, ' the wife of an artist, to Frida Kahlo, an artist in her own right. . . Frida Kahlo and San Francisco is diminutive but eye-catching. -- Choice