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Desperately Seeking Frida. – Ian Castello-Cortes


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Frida Kahlo is perhaps the world’s best-known (and loved) artist. She has touched the lives of women in particular the way no other artist has. And her reputation continues to grow. Desperately Seeking Frida is a fresh look at her life, through the places that she visited, and which influenced her the most.

From her early childhood in Coyoacan, Mexico, to her life-changing accident in Mexico City and then frequent visits to the USA (with Diego Rivera), Paris, and then back to Mexico City, we encounter her many lovers (including, strangely, Trotsky), the people she met, the way her amazing image changed and the searing events which resulted in some of her most amazing work.

It’s a tale of incredible bravery, intertwined with an amazing sense of her destiny, and her remarkable and often rocky marriage to – then – one of the world’s most successful artists, Diego Rivera, an artist she has now eclipsed since her death many times over. With stunning photos and a fascinating text, this book is essential for any Frida aficionado.

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