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Frida Kahlo: An Illustrated Life

Frida Kahlo: An Illustrated Life

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By María Hesse

Translated by Achy Obejas

One of the most important artists of the twentieth century and an icon of courageous womanhood, Frida Kahlo lives on in the public imagination, where her popularity shows no signs of waning. She is renowned for both her paintings and her personal story, which were equally filled with pain and anguish, celebration and life. Thousands of words, including her own, have been written about Kahlo, but only one previous biography has recorded her fascinating, difficult life. Frida Kahlo by María Hesse offers a highly unique way of getting to know the artist by presenting her life in graphic novel form, with striking illustrations that reimagine many of Kahlo’s famous paintings.

Originally published in Spanish in 2016, Frida Kahlo has already found an enthusiastic audience in the Spanish-speaking world, with some 20,000 copies sold in just a few months. This translation introduces English-language readers to Kahlo’s life, from her childhood and the traumatic accident that would change her life and her artwork, to her complicated love for Diego Rivera and the fierce determination that drove her to become a major artist in her own right. María Hesse tells the story in a first-person narrative, which captures both the depths of Frida’s suffering and her passion for art and life.


0.8" H x 9.8" L x 6.8" W (1.3 lbs) 152 pages

 Frida Kahlo: Una Biografía

Una preciosa biografía de la pintora mexicana Frida Kahlo ilustrada con las evocadoras imágenes de María Hesse.

«Pies, para qué los quiero si tengo alas para volar».

Frida fue algo más que dolor y angustia. Quiso ser fiel a su arrolladora personalidad y se convirtió en una artista llena de vida. Su pintura es fiesta, color, sangre y vida. Fue una luchadora que decidió ponerse el mundo por montera y una mujer apasionada que no se conformó con estar a la sombra de su gran amor, el pintor Diego Rivera. Frida decidió vivir con intensidad, tanto las desgracias como las alegrías que le deparó la existencia.

Inspirado en las vivencias de la icónica pintora mexicana, este libro ofrece un hermoso paseo ilustrado por su vida y su obra.


0.6" H x 9.7" L x 6.8" W (1.2 lbs) 160 pages

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