Frida: The Biography of Frida Kahlo (Paperback)Hayden Herrera (author)
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A reissue of the beautifully illustrated and authoritative biography of Frida Kahlo, publishing in time for a major London exhibition
Frida is the story of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary women, the painter Frida Kahlo. Born near Mexico City, she grew up during the turbulent days of the Mexican Revolution and, at eighteen, was the victim of an accident that left her crippled and unable to bear children.
To salvage what she could from her unhappy situation, Kahlo had to learn to keep still - so she began to paint. Kahlo's unique talent was to make her one of the century's most enduring artists. But her remarkable paintings were only one element of a rich and dramatic life.
Frida is also the story of her tempestuous marriage to the muralist Diego Rivera, her love affairs with numerous, diverse men such as Isamu Noguchi and Leon Trotsky, her involvement with the Communist Party, her absorption in Mexican folklore and culture, and of the inspiration behind her unforgettable art.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 512 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'Hayden Herrera has succeeded admirably in cutting through the myths to offer a plausible likeness of this wretched, glorious woman' - The Independent
'Frida will hold its place as the first comprehensive biography of this most visceral of artists' - The Observer
'Mesmerizing' - TIME Magazine
'Herrera presents intimate descriptions of Kahlo's sensuous and fiery nature, and discusses Kahlo's paintings with expert critical skill' - Janet Kaplan