Frida Kahlo

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Frida Kahlo's Death May Have Been Expedited by Husband

So says the grandson of Diego Rivera, Kahlo's spouse, in new BBC documentary

(Newser) - "I hope the exit is joyful. And I hope never to come back." Researchers say that was the last entry in the diary of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, the culmination of years of physical suffering due to childhood polio, a trolley accident, multiple miscarriages, a possible birth defect,...

Frida Kahlo's Legend Grows With Record Auction Sale

'Diego and I' self-portrait sets $34.9M record for Latin American artist

(Newser) - A self-portrait of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, also featuring her husband, has become the most valuable work by a Latin American artist ever to sell at auction. Kahlo's "Diego and I"—a close-up of the artist's face with a miniature portrait of her husband, Mexican muralist...

Mexico May Have Found Answer to 'Great Enigma'

This could be the sound of Frida Kahlo's voice

(Newser) - The National Sound Library of Mexico says it may finally have uncovered the answer to a "great enigma"—the sound of Frida Kahlo's voice. The library says a clip from a recording of the 1955 radio show "El Bachiller"—"The Bachelor"—could be...

Frida Kahlo Barbie Draws Complaints From Relatives

They say it's more Barbie than Kahlo

(Newser) - Relatives of the late Mexican artist aren't happy about a new Frida Kahlo doll from Mattel that they say looks a lot more like Barbie than Kahlo. Mara de Anda Romeo, the artist's great-niece, says Mattel was not authorized to launch a doll based on the artist, the...

A Long-Lost Painting Finally Resurfaces

Frida Kahlo piece was in possession of elderly woman

(Newser) - For 60 years, one of the earliest paintings by Frida Kahlo hung on the wall of a California home, unseen by the public and its location a mystery, Reuters reports. Now it's expected to fetch up to $2 million at auction. According to Fusion , Kahlo painted Niña Con ...

7 Celebrity Love Letters
 7 Celebrity Love Letters 

7 Celebrity Love Letters

Stars, VIPs woo their partners

(Newser) - Today's celebrities have sexting; yesterday's had the love letter. The Huffington Post rounds up seven romantic notes from VIPs to their significant others:
  • Johnny Cash to June Carter-Cash: "The ring of fire still burns around you and I, keeping our love hotter than a pepper sprout."

Frida Kahlo: Could She Paint?
Frida Kahlo: Could She Paint?

Frida Kahlo: Could She Paint?

Assessing the art behind the legend

(Newser) - Mexican icon, tragic figure, feminist saint: Frida Kahlo has generated such a potent legend that her painting is often an afterthought. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of her birthand a retrospective at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis—New Yorker critic Peter Schjeldalh revisits her work, and...

Kahlo Letters Reveal Anguish Over Miscarriage

A patron kept them hidden, afraid of hurting her reputation

(Newser) - Mexican artist Frida Kahlo reveals one of her long-held secrets in a new collection of letters published for the centenary of her birth, the Guardian reports. Titled “My Beloved Doctor,” they express her anguish over being unable to bear Diego Rivera’s child after injuries she suffered in...

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