The Heart: Frida Kahlo in Paris
Hardcover – April 9, 2020
By Marc Petitjean
This intimate account offers a new, unexpected understanding of the artist’s work and of the vibrant 1930s surrealist scene.
In 1938, just as she was leaving Mexico for her first solo exhibition in New York, Frida Kahlo was devastated to learn from her husband, Diego Rivera, that he intended to divorce her. This latest blow followed a long series of betrayals, most painful of all his affair with her beloved younger sister, Cristina. In early 1939, anxious and adrift, Kahlo travelled from the United States to France—her only trip to Europe, and the beginning of a different period of her life when she was enjoying success on her own.