Frida - The Biography of Frida Kahlo
This beautifully-illustrated and engrossing biography of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo reveals a woman of extreme magnetism and originality and an artist whose sensual vibrancy came straight from her own experiences. Born and brought up near Mexico City during the Mexican Revolution, she suffered a devastating accident aged eighteen, which left her crippled and unable to bear children. Her marriage to the muralist Diego Riviera was tempestuous, and she had many love affairs with men as diverse as Isamu Noguchi and Leon Trotsky. Absorbed in Mexican folklore and culture and a lover of dramatic spectacle, Kahlo's tumultuous life is that of an extraordinary twentieth-century woman.
The definitive biography of Frida Kahlo, on which the forthcoming Miramax film starring Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina and Antonio Banderas is based. 'A mesmerising story of radical art, romantic politics, bizarre loves and physical suffering' Time Magazine 'Frida will hold its place as the first comprehensive biography of this most visceral of artists' Observer