This year I had the pleasure of reading two amazing books about Frida. The first one was Kate Braverman's "The Incantation of Frida K." - very deep reading and nearly hallucinatory account of Frida. This book was a birthday gift from my friend Beth S. It took me a while to get into it but then I couldn't put it down. One of my favorite quotes is when Frida tells her sister Cristina "Go to hell!" So Frida-ish!
Then on a trip to the Madison Art Museum in Wisconsin this June, I found another amazing book: Frida Kahlo - the Giséle Freund Photographs. I had to buy it immediately! So many wonderful and candid moments with Frida. Some of these photographs I had never seen before. Frida looks relaxed and having so much fun in Giséle's photos. She gives such an intimate and fun portrait of our heroine. It is great to see her having fun instead of being always stoic and suffering all the time.
So if you are up to reading about Frida, check out these two books. You will be glad you did!