A reissue of the beautifully illustrated and authoritative biography of Frida Kahlo, publishing in time for a major London exhibition
HAYDEN HERRERA is an art historian and biographer. 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 Mary Frank; Matisse: A Portrait; Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo; Frida Kahlo: The Paintings; Arshile Gorky: His Life and Work, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize; and Listening to Stone: The Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi, which won the Los Angeles Book Prize for Biography. She lives in New York City.
Hayden Herrera has succeeded admirably in cutting through the myths
to offer a plausible likeness of this wretched, glorious woman *
Frida will hold its place as the first comprehensive biography of this most visceral of artists * Observer *
Mesmerizing * TIME Magazine *
Herrera presents intimate descriptions of Kahlo's sensuous and fiery nature, and discusses Kahlo's paintings with expert critical skill -- Janet Kaplan