Frida, a Biography of Frida Kahlo

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Harper & Row, 1983 - Biography & Autobiography - 507 pages
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An in-depth biography of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo details her haunting and original painting style, her turbulent marriage to muralist Diego Rivera, her association with communism, and her love of Mexican culture and folklore

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Frida Kahlo is an incredible paradox of a human being. This book has given me insights into the type of person she was, but I still feel completely lost at truly understanding her. Her art and her ... Read full review

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I loved Frida before, but the Herrera biography makes me feel like I actually knew her. The descriptions of her physical decline and death moved me beyond words. Hayden's style is gorgeously literary ... Read full review



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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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