Frida. The artist-painter, who is known only by her first name, is as shimmering in her colourful traditional dresses as her language is cheeky. But she is also sensitive, damaged and ill.
A bus accident at the age of 18 left her in constant physical pain. Since then, Frida Kahlo has lived in a "conflict between a dead Frida and a living Frida", an excessively human duality that Hayden Herrera presents to us in this intimate and documented biography.
We also discover through numerous letters and excerpts from her diary that she was a friend of Nelson Rockefeller, Tina Modotti and André Breton and that she lived her love affairs with Trotsky and Nickolas Muray under the irreplaceable and mythical marital shadow of Diego Rivera.
Nearly seventy years after her death, the story of this woman with her overflowing humour and imagination remains as extraordinary, as moving as her legend and her pictorial universe.