Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden HerreraFrida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera

Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo

byHayden Herrera

Paperback | October 1, 2002

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Hailed by readers and critics across the country, this engrossing biography of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo reveals a woman of extreme magnetism and originality, an artist whose sensual vibrancy came straight from her own experiences: her childhood near Mexico City during the Mexican Revolution; a devastating accident at age eighteen that left her crippled and unable to bear children; her tempestuous marriage to muralist Diego Rivera and intermittent love affairs with men as diverse as Isamu Noguchi and Leon Trotsky; her association with the Communist Party; her absorption in Mexican folklore and culture; and her dramatic love of spectacle.

Here is the tumultuous life of an extraordinary twentieth-century woman -- with illustrations as rich and haunting as her legend.

Hayden Herrera is an art historian. She has lectured widely, curated several exhibitions of art, taught Latin American art at New York University, and has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. She is the author of numerous articles and reviews for such publications as Art in America, Art Forum, Connoisseur, and the New York Times, amon...
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Title:Frida: A Biography of Frida KahloFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.39 inPublished:October 1, 2002Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060085894

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Frida Kahlo If you’ve seen the Salma Hayek movie and found that it seemed to be more about Diego than Frida, you’ll learn far more about the woman, the artist, and her work here. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-08-17

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"A haunting, highly vivid biography."