Where to begin when discussing Frida Kahlo? Her’s is an image that we know so well. Her trademark braided hair decorated with flowers and ribbons, her brightly coloured dresses and her distinctive monobrow are all so familiar to us. Perhaps so much so that she herself even feels familiar. And everyone seems to want a piece of her.

She was well-known in life, but became iconic in death. Pop culture’s fixation on Frida commenced not long after she died, the “second coming of Frida” beginning in 1983 with Hayden Herrera’s biography propelling her into the pop culture limelight. The 20th…

Olivia Barrett

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