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By author: Susan DeLand
Number of Pages:  32
Dimensions:  4.3 X 6.8 Inches (US)
Original publication year:  2017
ISBN:  978-1-944038-15-1
Availability: In stock.

-According to Artnet in 2015, "The iconic Mexican painter has never been more popular." -Frida Kahlo's life story, filled with physical and emotional pain, is a fascinating one. She had polio as a child, was severely injured in a bus accident as a teenager, and had a tumultuous relatonship with Diego Rivera. Her pain is visible in her work. -Kahlo achieved celebrity in her brief lifetime (she died at 47), but has gone on to gain worldwide recognition as an inspiring figure whose image is recognized widely. -Kahlo's works are highly prized. In 2006, the sale of "Roots" for $5.62 million was the highest price ever paid for a Latin American work at auction. Ten years later, in 2016, her "Dos desnudos en el bosque (La tierra misma)" again broke the record for a Latin American work, selling for over $8 million. -The Short Biographies series offers beautiful little hardcover books at an attractive price point. The concise life stories are accessible to sophisticated young adults as well as adults.
Frida Kahlo was so intensely introspective that she rarely painted anything other than herself. Her physical body was wracked with pain and disfigurement. She turned her image into metaphors for the universe, the world, love, politics, sorrow, despair, even a mirror to ourselves. Her lifelong passionate love with Diego Rivera, another enormously skilled painter, fueled her passions. Her iconic style of environment and dress have only underscored her surreal paintings and created an indelible brand for the cult of Kahlo. The Short Biographies series from Applewood's Benna Books imprint features short, intriguing, and entertaining biographies of world-renowned figures. Each beautiful hardcover book includes an interesting retelling of a single person's life, suitable for young adults and adults alike. These little gems will become beloved souvenirs of a favorite artist or a memorable trip to a museum.
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