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Frida: A Biography Of Frida Kahlo.

Herrera, Hayden.

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ISBN 10: 0060911271 / ISBN 13: 9780060911270
Published by HarperCollins, New York, 1883
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507 pages. Softcover. reading copy. BIOGRAPHY. This engrossing biography of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo reveals a woman of extreme magnetism and originality, an artist whose sensual vibrancy came straight from her own experiences: her childhood near Mexico City during the Mexican Revolution; a devastating accident at age eighteen that left her crippled and unable to bear children; her tempestuous marriage to muralist Diego Rivera and intermittent love affairs with men as diverse as Isamu Noguchi and Leon Trotsky; her association with the Communist Party; her absorption in Mexican folklore and culture; and her dramatic love of spectacle. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Biography, Frida Kahlo, Art, Hayden Herrera, Julie Taymor, Salma Hayek, Film, Diego Rivera, Artists, Movie Tie-In, Artists, Isamu Noguchi, Leon Trotsky, Communist Party, Mexico, Murals). Bookseller Inventory # 41352X1

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Title: Frida: A Biography Of Frida Kahlo.

Publisher: HarperCollins, New York

Publication Date: 1883

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Fair

Edition: Perennial Library Edition.

Book Type: book

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The engrossing biography of the celebrated Mexican painter. "A mesmerizing story of radical art, romantic politics, bizarre loves and physical suffering that raises the question, why hasn't someone told it all before?"--Time

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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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