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Becoming Frida Kahlo: new BBC documentary paints a compelling portrait of the Mexican artist

Nearly 70 years after her death the brilliant Mexican artist Frida Kahlo continues to fascinate for her unique artistic language that interprets her physical and emotional pain, her unconventional relationships with men and women, and her complex marriage to the great Mexican muralist Diego Rivera.

She has been the subject of many books, the best known of which is Hayden Herrera’s biography and a Hollywood film, with Kahlo played by Mexican actress and producer Salma Hayek.

  • Deborah Shaw
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Her now-iconic face continues to be emblazoned across bags, t-shirts, prints, fridge magnets …

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