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Frida  Kahlo
Art  Page

'Self Portrait with Monkeys' by Frida Kahlo
"Viva la viva." {'The alive one lives.'}
— Frida Kahlo
            films & videos


stageplays, other media

image gallery

Diego Rivera

other friends & family


When Frida Kahlo died in 1954 (at age 47), she left behind a slender body of work,
consisting of 143 paintings of small size, rarely larger than 20 x 30 inches.

Films  &  Videos

Frida movie poster  
Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo  
"Frida" feature film [Oct 2002]
Outstanding! A movie that is very moving, as well as an accurate biography.

Directed by Julie Taymor; based on the book by Hayden Herrera; starring Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Ashley Judd, Antonio Banderas, Roger Rees & Patricia Reyes; won Oscars for Best Original Score, Best Makeup; Oscar nominations for Best Actress (SH), Best Art Direction, Best Original Song, Best Costumes (Julie Taymor deserved a nomination for Best Director); also won 1 of 4 BAFTA noms; 2 SAG noms, listed on AFI Best 10 Films of 2002
Miramax widescreen DVD [6/2003] 2 disks for $14.99
Buena Vista VHS [6/2003] out of stock/used
Buena Vista VHS w/Spanish subtitles [6/2003] for $14.99
Universal soundtrack CD [10/2002] for $14.99
full credits from IMDbofficial movie websiteofficial Miramax movie page
Frida Kahlo biography by Hayden Herrera  "Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo" [1983]
by Hayden Herrera

Harper movie tie-in 9¼x6 pb [10/2002] for $14.97
Editorial Diana Spanish-language pb [10/98] for $35.00
Harper 9¼x6 pb [10/91] out of print/used
HarperCollins hardcover [3/83] out of print/used
publisher's author webpage
Frida To Film book edited by Clancy Sigal & Linda Sunshine  "Frida: Bringing Frida Kahlo's Life & Art To Film" [2002]
Edited by Clancy Sigal & Linda Sunshine, including the screenplay (illustrated)

Newmarket Press 10¼x8½ hardcover [10/2002] for $24.50

"Frida Khalo and Tina Modotti" [29-minute color documentary short 1983]
DVD available from distributor Women Make Moviescredits from IMDb

Portrait video  
"Frida Kahlo: Portrait of An Artist" [1983 video]
Home Vision color VHS [8/99] for $17.99
Leduc movie   "Frida, Naturaleza Viva" feature film [Mexico 1984; USA release 1988]
Co-written & directed by Paul Leduc; starring Ofelia Medina, Juan José Gurrola, Max Kerlow & Salvador Sánchez; won Golden Ariel [Best Picture] & 7 Silver Ariel Awards
P.W.I. Veracruz DVD [12/2003] for $9.95
Connoisseur color VHS w/English subtitles [12/92] for $29.95
full credits from IMDb

Frida Kahlo Ribbon Around A Bomb video  "Frida Kahlo: A Ribbon Around A Bomb" [1992 documentary video]
{aka "La Cinta que Envuelve una Bomba"}
Co-produced & directed by Ken Mandel; starring Cora Cardona
Xystus color DVD Spanish w/English subtitles [6/2003] out of prodn/used
Itzcuintli Films color VHS [2/91] for $29.95
Xystus color VHS Spanish w/English subtitles [6/2003] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
Great Women Artists Frida Kahlo video  "Great Women Artists: Frida Kahlo" [2001 documentary video]
Kultur color DVD [3/2006] for $17.99
Kultur color VHS [3/2001] for $19.95
A&E Biography: Frida Kahlo  "A&E Biography: Frida Kahlo" [airdate Oct 2004]
A&E Home Video color DVD [7/2005] for $18.99
A&E sells a VHS version (no entry at Amazon)
Life & Times of Frida Kahlo video  "The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo"
[P.B.S. tv documentary airdate March 2005]

Written & directed by Amy Stechler Burns; starring Lila Downs & Rita Moreno
P.B.S. fullscreen color DVD [2/2006] for $22.99
P.B.S. widescreen? color DVD [3/2005] for $26.99
full credits at IMDb
P.B.S. movie siteWETA-TV press info pages

Books  By  or  About  Frida  Kahlo

Frida Kahlo / Open Life  "Frida Kahlo: An Open Life" [1983]
by Raquel Tibol, translated by Elinor Randall

Univ New Mexico Press 8¼x5¾ hardcover [4/93] out of print/used
Univ New Mexico Press 8x5½ pb [7/99] for $11.53
original Spanish text "Frida Kahlo: Una Vida Abierta"
Univ Nacional Autonoma 8¼x5½ pb [1/2002] for $19.95
Brush of Anguish  "Frida Kahlo: The Brush of Anguish" [1990]
by Martha Zamora, translated by Marilyn Sode Smith

Chronicle Books 12x9 pb [8/93] for $16.07
Chronicle Books hardcover [10/90] out of print/used
YA bio by Malka Drucker   "Frida Kahlo" [young adult 1991]
by Malka Drucker

Univ NM Press 8¼x5.4 pb [10/95] for $10.36
Bantam 8.6x6 hardcover [10/91] out of print/used
Frida Kahlo Paintings book by Hayden Herrera  "Frida Kahlo: The Paintings" [1991]
by Hayden Herrera

Harper 10x10 pb [6/2002] for $20.22
HarperCollins hardcover [12/91] out of print/used
Camera Seduced  "Frida Kahlo: The Camera Seduced" [1992]
by Elena Poniatowska

Chronicle Books 11½x9½ pb [11/92] out of print/used
Chronicle Books 12x9½ hardcover [11/92] out of print/used
Frida Kahlo / Blue House  "The World of Frida Kahlo: The Blue House" [1994]
from Houston Museum of Fine Arts, edited by Erika Billeter

Univ Washington Press 11¼x9¼ pb [1/94] out of print/used
Frida Kahlo / Mysterious Painter  "Frida Kahlo: Mysterious Painter" [1994]
by Nancy Frazier

Blackbirch Press 9¼x7¼ YA hardcover [6/94] for $24.95
Letters of Frida Kahlo  "The Letters of Frida Kahlo: Cartas Apasionadas" [1995]
by Martha Zamora

Chronicle Books 7½x6¾ hardcover [9/95] out of print/used
Chronicle Books 7½x6½ bargain hardcover [11/95] out of print/used
Casa Azul novel  "In The Casa Azul: A Novel of Revolution & Betrayal" [1996]
by Meaghan Delahunt

Picador 8¼x5½ pb [5/2003] for $11.20
St. Martin 8¾x6¼ hardcover pb [4/2002] for $25.94
Frida Kahlo Portrait biography by Barbara C. Cruz  "Frida Kahlo: Portrait of A Mexican Painter" [1996]
by Barbara C. Cruz

Enslow Publrs YA 9¼x6¼ pb [8/96] for $26.60
Diary of Frida Kahlo   "The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait, 1944-54" [1998]
Introduction by Carlos Fuentes

Bloomsbury pb [11/98] for $23.50
Harry N. Abrams 9½x6½ hardcover [8/2005] for $16.47
Abrams/Abradale 9½x6½ hardcover [3/98] out of print/used
original Spanish text & Introduccion de Carlos Fuentes
Harry N. Abrams 9½x6½ hardcover [8/2005] for $16.47
Devouring Frida  
"Devouring Frida: The Art History & Popular Celebrity of Frida Kahlo" [1999]
by Margaret A. Lindauer

Wesleyan Univ Press 9x6 pb [4/99] for $13.57
Wesleyan Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [4/99] out of print/used
bio by AK  "Frida Kahlo, 1907-1954: Pain & Passion" [2000]
by Andrea Kettenmann

Taschen America 9x7½ pb [11/2000] for $7.99
Frida novel by Barbara Mujica  "Frida: A Novel Based On The Life of Frida Kahlo" [2001]
by Barbara Mujica

Plume 8½x5½ pb [1/2002] for $11.20
Overlook 9½x6 hardcover [1/2001] for $26.95
Lozano   "Frida Kahlo by Frida Kahlo" [2001]
Edited by Luis-Martin Lozano

Bulfinch Press 13.4x12 hardcover [10/2001] for $59.50
Lozano interview [2002]
Beauty Is Convulsive  "Beauty Is Convulsive: The Passion of Frida Kahlo" [2002]
by Carole Maso

Counterpoint Press 8½x6 hardcover [11/2002] for $24.00
Kahlo Portraits book by Margaret Hooks  "Frida Kahlo: Portraits of An Icon" [2003]
Essay by Margaret Hooks

Turner 12¼x9½ pb [3/2003] for $40.95
Bloomsbury hardcover [3/2003] for $82.65
Frida Kahlo / Blue House book by Magdalena Holzhey  "Frida Kahlo: The Artist In The Blue House" [ages 9-12; 2003]
by Magdalena Holzhey

Prestel Publng 11x9½ pb [5/2003] for $11.66
Frida Kahlo / Painter & Work  "Frida Kahlo: The Painter & Her Work" [2004]
by Helga Prignitz-Poda

Schirmer/Mosel slipcase/hardcover [10/2004] for $78.75
Escrituras de Frida Kahlo book edited by Raquel Tibol  "Escrituras de Frida Kahlo" [2005]
Edited by Raquel Tibol

Plaza y Janes 9¼x6¼ Spanish-language pb [1/2005] for $14.93
Frida Kahlo, En su Luz Más Íntima book edited by Raquel Tibol  "Frida Kahlo: En su Luz Más Íntima" [2005]
by Raquel Tibol

Random House Mondadori 8x5½ Spanish-language pb [8/2005] for $12.89
Velvet Dress Fashion of Frida Kahlo book edited by Denise & Magdalena Rosenzweig  "Self-Portrait In A Velvet Dress: Frida's Wardrobe - Fashion From The Museo Frida Kahlo" [2007] Edited by Denise & Magdalena Rosenzweig
Chronicle Books 12x9½ hardcover [6/2008] for $26.40
Frida Kahlo: Song of Herself book by Salomon Grimberg  "Frida Kahlo: Song of Herself" [2008]
by Salomon Grimberg, Foreword by Hayden Herrera

Merrell Publrs 8¾x6¾ hardcover [4/2008] for $17.90
Finding Frida Kahlo book by Barbara Levine  "Finding Frida Khalo: Diaries, Letters, Recipes, Notes, Sketches, Stuffed Birds, and Other Newly-Discovered Keepsakes" [2009] by Barbara Levine, with Stephen Jaycox
Two trunks of Frida Kahlo's personal keepsakes were discovered in a warehoiuse in Mexico, and examined & photographed; the contents included 16 small oil paintings, 23 watercolors & pastels, 128 pencil & crayon drawings, 59 notebook pages 73 anatomical studies, 129 illustrated prose-poems, and 230 letters to close confidant Carlos Pellicer
Princeton Architectural Press 11¼x8¾ hardcover [9/2009] for $31.50
Frida Kahlo, Face to Face book by Judy Chicago  
"Frida Kahlo: Face To Face" [2010]
by Judy Chicago, with Frances Borzello

Prestel USA 12¾x11¾ hardcover [9/2010] for $40.95
author's official website
Viva Frida bilingual children's book by Yuyi Morales & Tim O'Meara  "Viva Frida" [ages 5 & up; 2014]
Text by Yuyi Morales, Photographs by Tim O'Meara,

A bilingual tribute to Frida Kahlo, a breathtaking mix of text, puppets, fabrics & paintings
Kindle Edition from Roaring Brook/Macmillan [9/2014] for $9.99
Roaring Brook Press 10x10 hardcover [9/2014] for $13.22
Frida Kahlo at Home book by Suzanne Barbezat  "Frida Kahlo At Home" [2016] by Suzanne Barbezat  10/2016
Frances Lincoln Books 10½x9 hardcover [10/2016] for $25.90

Stageplays,  Other  Media

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"Still Life: A Theatrical and Musical Portrait of Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keeffe"
Still Life Portrait of Frida Kahlo & Georgia O’Keeffe stageplay  written by Harry Clark; directed by Linda López McAlister; starring Sabina Zúñiga-Varela and Nancy Jeris with musicians Carl Bernstein and Christien Beeuwkes; performed in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA and in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Old Mexico

more info about Georgia O'Keeffe [1887-1986]

"Trotsky & Frida" stageplay [2015]
Trotsky & Frida stageplay by Leonard Koel  World premiere performances Oct-Nov 2015 in Albuquerque, New Mexico; presented by the Harlen Group in association with Camino Real Productions; written by Leonard Koel, directed by Harry Zimmer-man; starring Peter Kierst, Miguel Martinez, Ninette Mordaunt, Ama Zathura

more info on the Leon Trotsky [1879-1940] entry at Wikipedia

Image  Gallery

role play? costume play? young Frida Kahlo as bandita - photograph by Diego Rivera         

Frida  &  Diego  Rivera

official Diego Rivera [1886-1957] website
Diego Rivera art book catalog at Amazon
Diego Rivera credits [1932-79] at Internet Movie Database
Diego Rivera posters at AllPosters [dot] com {129 items}

Diego Rivera at Artcyclopedia
Diego Rivera at Wikipedia
FB's Diego Rivera fansite
Diego Rivera Studio Museum, DF Mexico
murals curriculum/essays by Susan Norwood
Detroit Institute of Arts Rivera Court {murals}
Dolores Olmedo Patiño Museum Collection: in English or en Español

Diego Rivera autobiography  
"My Art, My Life: An Autobiography" [1960]
by Diego Rivera, with Gladys March

Dover 8¼x5½ pb [1/92] for $8.95
Life of Diego Rivera  "The Fabulous Life of Diego Rivera" [1963]
by Bertram D. Wolfe

Cooper Square 9x6 pb [7/2000] for $16.47
Scarborough House 9x6½ pb [10/85] for $24.95
Dreaming / Diego Rivera  "Dreaming With His Eyes Open: A Life of Diego Rivera" [1998]
by Patrick Marnham

Univ CA Press 9¼x6 pb [2/2000] for $17.32
Bloomsbury hardcover [10/98] out of print/used
Knopf 10x7 hardcover [11/98] out of print/used
Frida & Diego book by Isabel Alcantara & Sandra Egnolff  "Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera" [1999]
by Isabel Alcantara & Sandra Egnolff

Prestel/Pegasus 9½x6½ pb [4/2001] for $9.95
Prestel/Pegasus 9¾x6¾ hardcover [9/99] for $17.50
Diego Rivera Detroit Industry Murals  "Diego Rivera: The Detroit Industry Murals" [1999]
by Linda Bank Downs

W.W. Norton 12x8 hardcover [2/2000] for $37.96
D.I.A. Rivera Court
Diego Rivera the Red  "Diego Rivera The Red" [2004]
by Guadalupe Rivera Marin, translated by Dick Gerdes

Arte Publico Press 8¾x6½ hardcover [12/2004] for $16.29
color photo of Diego Rivera's Detroit Murals at the Detroit [Michigan] Institute of Arts  

there is a documentary feature named "Diego Rivera's Labor Legacy: The Detroit Murals" directed by Ann Weisman
no links found at Amazon or B&N or IMDb (2007 & 2010 & 2016)
D.I.A. Rivera Court

Diego Rivera Complete Murals  
"Diego Rivera: The Complete Murals" [2008]
by Luis Martin Lozano & Juan Coronel Rivera

Taschen 20x13x3½ inches {19½ pounds!} hardcover [1/2008] out of print/used?
The Lacuna novel by Barbara Kingsolver  "The Lacuna: A Novel" [2009] by Barbara Kingsolver
The term 'lacuna' means a missing section of manuscript text. Born of an American father and a Mexican mother, Harrison William Shepherd spends his formative years in Mexico in the 1930s in the household of Diego Rivera, his wife Frida Kahlo, and their houseguest Leon Trotsky. After Trotsky's assassination, Harrison settles down in Asheville, NC and writes historical potboilers. He is investigated as a possible subversive, and wittily and eloquently defends himself before the House Un-American Activities Committeeofficial book page
Kindle Edition from HarperCollins e-books [11/2009] for $9.99
Harper Perennial 8x5¼ pb [8/2010] for $11.46
Harper 9¼x6½ deckle-edge hardcover [11/2009] for $14.99

Other  Friends  &  Family

houseguest Leon Trotsky [1879-1940]

L i n k s
official Frida Kahlo website
Museo Casa de Frida Kahlo in Coyoacán, DF, Mexico

Frida Kahlo art book catalog at Amazon
search books on Frida Kahlo at Amazon
Frida Kahlo listing at Internet Movie Database

Frida Kahlo entry at Artcyclopedia
Frida Kahlo entry at Wikipedia
'Portraits of Frida Kahlo' exhibition in Washington DC in 1997
Kahlo/Rivera art & photos gallery at Posters of Santa Fe [NM]
2008 photographs of Frida Kahlo exhibit at Palm Springs Art Museum
Spanish-language one-woman play by Humberto Robles
Artes e Historia México Frida Kahlo pages
Frida Restaurant in Downtown Beverly Hills, CA
2003 play "La Casa Azul": written by Sophie Faucher, inspired by the writings of Frida Kahlo

English- & Italian-language fansite
National Museum of Women in the Arts Frida Kahlo page
Brasilian Frida Kahlo fansite (in Portuguese)
French-language article (August 1998)
FB's Frida Kahlo fansite
North Carolina Artists self-portraits fansite
RO's Frida Kahlo Tribute fansite
MH's Artchive paintings fanpage
Colombian gallery fansite
SE's Spanish-language Frida Kahlo fansite
Académie de Grenoble Spanish-language 'Frida & Diego' fansite
KM's 'World of Frida Kahlo' fansite
Frida Kahlo artist page at smog.net

here on the Frida Kahlo [1907-54] Art Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

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