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16 2013

Frida Kahlo: Her Life and Art (podcast)

Syndicated from: AGO Art Matters

Click to play: Download 55.4 MB MP3 Recorded: Dec. 6, 2012, in the The Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School, Art Gallery of Ontario Duration: 1:20:48 In this talk, Hayden Herrera interweaves Kahlo’s biography and her painting. She discusses Kahlo’s turning to painting after her bus accident at age 18, 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. This talk was presented as part of the AGO’s programming for Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting. Click here to see our upcoming art talks and symposia.

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