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Frida Kahlo

by Hettie Judah

Frida Kahlo

Hettie Judah

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A moving biography of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, whose personal tragedies inspired her raw, emotional artistic style.

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Frida Kahlo

by Hettie Judah

Frida Kahlo

Hettie Judah

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With her likeness plastered everywhere from backpacks to coffee mugs, Frida Kahlo is easily the most recognizable face of Mexico. But beyond the pop culture symbol is a brilliant, haunted woman who lived an incredible life.

In this installment of the Lives of the Artists series, art critic and writer Hettie Judah presents an enthralling biography of Frida Kahlo. Judah active writer for Art Quarterly, Art Monthly, Vogue, and other global art publications. Taking a journey through Kahlo's romantic and tragic life, we see why she has become a ubiquitous symbol of femininity, beauty, struggle, and perseverance.

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"Frida made it easy for us to find ... whatever we go looking for - the matriarch, the victim, the lover, the mourning child, the thankful patient, the tease - because she was all those things."

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