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A new graphic novel about Frida will be released next 4th April, 2023

30 January 2023

"Frida Kahlo: Her Life, Her Work, Her Home" by Francisco de la Mora examines the public and private sides of this legendary artist, whose transformation of political vision and personal suffering into unforgettable art has made her one of the most inspirational figures of the 20th century.

A woman of two intertwined parts, she was both a charismatic and powerful 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 setbacks that marked her time in the world.

Francisco de la Mora's graphic biography, which reveals and explores these two Fridas, was created with the approval and assistance of the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City. It vividly depicts the settings that served as inspiration for her, the dreams and nightmares that propelled her, and the numerous people she loved. Additionally, it is an exuberantly lovely tribute to her life, career, house, and artwork.

“Frida Kahlo’s work has been widely celebrated as representative of Mexican national and indigenous traditions, and for depicting the female experience and form. Overcoming illness, trauma, and physical injury, her iconic life, and the enduring art she made of it, communicate indomitable strength and the constant possibility of change.” — Circe Henestrosa, Educator and Fashion Curator (co-curator of ‘Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving’ at San Francisco’s de Young Museum in 2020).

Publisher: SelfMadeHero
Publication date: 04/04/2023
Pages: 72
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years