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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I know so little about art. Still less about Mexico. Vitually nothing about communism in Mexico. This book alleviated each of these deficiencies to some degree. Kahlo lived a physically painful life ... Read full review

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read this book some years ago and it still shapes and haunts me. her life was such an elaborate interweaving of pain and celebration, primal and devastating. Herrera does a magnificent job of ... Read full review

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About the author (1983)

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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