Frida Kahlo by Raquel Tibol
An Open Life

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Frida Kahlo is probably the most idolized woman artist of her time. At the root of the scholarly speculation and pop-culture paraphernalia lies "Frida Kahlo: An Open Life," first published in Mexico in 1983. This irreplaceable, eclectic collection reveals the complexities, profound sadness, and immutable creative spirit of the famed Mexican artist. The intimate picture of the often enigmatic Kahlo presented in this book has become an invaluable source for Kahlo scholars.

About Raquel Tibol

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Raquel Tibol lives in Mexico City and has published numerous books and articles in Latin America
Published April 1, 1993 by Univ of New Mexico Pr. 230 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, History. Non-fiction

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Tibol, a Mexican art critic, befriended Frida Kahlo in 1953, a year before her death. She portrays the Mexican painter as a strangely beautiful woman, an artist whose ``pitiless immersion in the subco

Mar 29 1993 | Read Full Review of Frida Kahlo: An Open Life

The New York Review of Books

Her rising importance in the last quarter-century or so, when she has gone from being an artist chiefly of interest to fellow Mexicans to being “the most famous female artist in history,” as she is described in the catalog of the Tate Modern’s 2005 Kahlo exhibition1—the first retrospective that m...

May 15 2008 | Read Full Review of Frida Kahlo: An Open Life

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