Frida Kahlo Her Life, Her Art, Her Home

Frida Kahlo

Her Life, Her Art, Her Home

Hardcover

Price: $18.99

  • Publication Date: March 7, 2023
  • Imprint: SelfMadeHero
  • Trim Size: 7 12 x 10 /4
  • ISBN: 9781914224102
  • Page Count: 72
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
  • Rights: United States and Canada

Endorsed by the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City, this graphic novel explores the public and private faces of iconic artist Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo, remembered as one of the most inspiring personalities of the 20th century, was a woman of two intertwined parts: she was both a charismatic and empowered artist exploring themes of resistance, authenticity, cruelty, and suffering, and a more private person whose wounded body caused her a lifetime of pain that underpinned the many successes and disappointments that marked her time in the world. Revealing and exploring these two Fridas, Francisco de la Mora’s graphic biography—completed with the endorsement and support of the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City—allows the reader to see just how far ahead of her time this complex artist was in her understanding of gender inequality and the culture of machismo, topics that remain relevant to this day and continue to lend resonance to Kahlo’s painting. Diego Rivera, Kahlo’s husband and fellow artist, described her work as “Acid and tender, hard as steel but delicate and fine as a butterfly’s wing.” His words might apply equally to Frida herself.

About the author

Francisco de la Mora’s experience as a comics creator, whether as sole author or in collaboration with illustrators from around the world, extends from single-sheet forms to full graphic novels, and from his eight-volume Brief History of Mexico to the monthly piece he has drawn for the Hackney Citizen since January 2018. His most recent graphic novel with long-term collaborator José Luis Pescador is a biography of Diego Rivera, published by SelfMadeHero.