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Bedtime Biography: Frida

A Biography of Frida Kahlo

By Hayden Herrera
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Bedtime Biography: Frida by Hayden Herrera

Narrated by Alex Vincent

(1983) tells the story of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. You've seen her striking art on tote bags and t-shirts, but how many of you know of her extraordinary life. Frida explains how Kahlo's upbringing and political awakenings underpinned her art. It also shines a light on her relationship with muralist and fellow political activist, Diego Rivera.

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Even if you don’t know Frida Kahlo’s name, you’ve surely seen her face. This Mexican artist’s striking and surreal self-portraits have become cultural touchstones, gracing everything from coffee mugs to tote bags. But there’s so much more to Kahlo than her iconic visage.

Her extraordinary life story is filled with both passion and tragedy. A testament to her strength and resolve, Frida Kahlo drew on her vibrant imagination and unique flare for haunting imagery, and produced some of the most stunning artworks of the early twentieth century.

So settle in as we explore the artist's fantastical life and immense impact she had on the culture and politics of the world around her.

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