Frida Kahlo: song of herself

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Merrell, 2008 - Art - 159 pages
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Frida Kahlo's extraordinary life has been well documented, but until now little has been known about the artist's thoughts on her internal and external reality. In Song of Herself, Kahlo expert and child psychiatrist Salomon Grimberg introduces and contextualizes an inumate, deeply introspective interview that Kahlo gave towards the end of her life to her friend the psychologist Olga Campos for an unpublished book on the creative process. Kahlo comments directly and starkly as never before on her life, her loves and her art, and expresses her attitudes towards sexuality, her body, friendship, politics and death, among other personal concerns. The most reveoling outobiographical text known on this singular woman, this startling interview is accompanied here by Campos's reflections on her relationship with Kahlo and a psychological assessment of Kahlo by Dr James Bridger Harris.

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This book is so fascinating and well written that I found myself just sucked right in and didn’t want to stop reading. It wasn’t even next on my list but I flipped through it and couldn’t put it down ... Read full review

Frida Kahlo: Song of Herself

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Grimberg, a psychiatrist and art historian, has authored and edited several books and exhibition catalogs on the poignant life and works of Frida Kahlo. In these two recent books, Grimberg focuses ... Read full review


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Salomon Grimberg is a psychoanalytic art historian who has written extensively on Frida Kahlo. His publications include Frida Kahlo: Das Gesamtwerk (1988) and I Will Never Forget You: Frida Kahlo to Nickolas Muray (2004). He practises child psychiatry in Dallas, Texas.

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