Frida in America – The creative awakening of a great artist –

Celia Stahr

“The riveting story of how three years spent in the United States transformed Frida Kahlo into the artist we know today.

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo adored adventure. In November 1930, she was thrilled to realize her dream of traveling to the United States, where she would spend time in San Francisco, Detroit, and New York, Still, leaving her family and her country for the first time was monumental.

Only twenty-three and newly married to the already world-famous and much older Diego Rivera, she was at a crossroads in her life. The United States, with its magnificent beauty, horrific poverty, racial tension, anti-Semitism, ethnic diversity, bland mid-western food, and thriving music scene, pushed Frida in unexpected directions. Shifts in her style of painting began to appear, cracks in her marriage widened, and tragedy struck, twice, while she was living in Detroit.

Frida in America is the first in-depth biography f these formative years spent in ‘Gringolandia’, a place that both fascinated and angered Frida. However, it was precisely her feelings of being a stranger in a strange land that fueled her creative passions and an even stronger sense of Mexican identity. With vivid detail, Frida in America re-creates the pivotal journey that turned Señora Rivera into the world-famous Frida Kahlo.”





St. Martin's Press





Talen Engels
Landen Mexico, Verenigde Staten


hardcover, met stofomslag, 383 blz, in zeer goede staat


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