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Newmarket Press, Oct 30, 2002 - Art - 160 pages
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A magnificent visual book in full color with over 150 photos and notes about the making of the major feature film by the award-winning director (The Lion King, Titus) about one of the most famous artists and feminists in the twentieth century, starring Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina, coming from Miramax Films. This is the true story of Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera, the larger-than-life painters who became the most acclaimed artists in Mexican history and whose tempestuous love affair, landmark journeys to America, and outrageous personalities made them legendary. Filmed mainly in Mexico, the movie traces Frida's life from her unbridled high school days to her death at age 47. This vivid book includes production notes, details on cinematography, set and costume design, and visual effects, music, notes by director Taymor, interviews with the cast, excerpts from books about Frida, reproductions of artwork, a historical timeline, and background sketches on the real figures portrayed in the movie.

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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, " among others. Her books include "Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo; Mary Frank;" and "Matisse: A Portrait." She is working on a critical biography of Arshile Gorky. She lives in New York City.

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