The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait

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The intimate life of artist Frida Kahlo is wonderfully revealed in the illustrated journal she kept during her last 10 years. This passionate and at times surprising record contains the artist's thoughts, poems, and dreams; many reflecting her stormy relationship with her husband, artist Diego Rivera, along with 70 mesmerizing watercolor illustrations.

The text entries in brightly colored inks make the journal as captivating to look at as it is to read. Her writing reveals the artist's political sensibilities, recollections of her childhood, and her enormous courage in the face of more than thirty-five operations to correct injuries she had sustained in an accident at the age of eighteen. Review "The reproduction of Frida Kahlo's diary ... is a very special publishing event ....

This replica is a beautiful fabrication, authentic in its details and faithful to the original.... Her diary is a gorgeous phoenix: it adds to the luster of her posthumous life as an artist."