Frida Kahlo: Her Life and Art
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Recorded: Thursday, December 6, 2012 in the The Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School, Art Gallery of Ontario
In this talk Hayden Herrera interwove Kahlo's biography and her painting. Herrera discussed Kahlo's turning to painting after her bus accident at age eighteen, her difficult marriage to muralist Diego Rivera and its affect on her imagery, her childlessness and her numerous surgical operations and how she dealt with them in her self-portraits.
Hayden Herrera is an art historian and biographer of Frida Kahlo. She has lectured widely, curated several exhibitions of art, taught Latin American art at New York University, and has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her books include Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo; Mary Frank; and Matisse: A Portrait. She is working on a critical biography of Arshile Gorky. She lives in New York City.