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Frida Kahlo

Lives of Artists

Hettie Judah

£12.99

Fridamania has made Frida Kahlo’s image ubiquitous: she has been reborn as a Halloween costume, Barbie doll, children’s book character, textile print, phone cover, and the inspiration for everything from cocktails to fashion shoots. But it is more difficult to get a clear vision of this bold and brilliant, foul-mouthed, heavy-drinking, hard-smoking, husband-stealing, occasionally bisexual, often bed-bound, wheelchair-using, needy, forthright and passionate woman. Hettie Judah sets out to correct that with this superb biography of one of the most charismatic artists of the last hundred years.

Hettie Judah is senior art critic on the British newspaper The I, and contributor to many other publications, books and exhibition catalogues. She regularly talks about art and with artists, hosting conversations and discussions at museums and galleries. She is the author of the guide Art London, published in 2019.

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