Becoming Frida Kahlo

A Modern Mexican Artist in New York

Frida Kahlo becomes the talk of New York when she presents some of the most shocking paintings at her first solo art exhibition in November 1938. Virtually unknown in the city other than being famed muralist Diego Rivera’s wife, she makes a name for herself with the quality of her work. Art historians Luis-Martín Lozano and Gannit Ankori tell the story.

A Modern Mexican Artist in New York

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    A Star Is Born

    S1 E3 - 56m

    Explore Frida Kahlo’s life including her affair with Leon Trotsky, her trip to Paris on the eve of WWII with surrealist pioneer Andre Breton, and her return to Mexico where she divorces and then remarries husband Diego Rivera before her death.

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    Love and Loss

    S1 E2 - 55m 58s

    Follow Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s journey to America as they achieve celebrity, and Frida experiences tragic losses with the death of her mother and a miscarriage, inspiring her to create some of her most powerful and iconic paintings.

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    The Making and Breaking

    S1 E1 - 55m 59s

    Explore the early life of Frida Kahlo as she discovers her genius for painting following a tragic, life-changing accident, leading her to encounter world-famous muralist Diego Rivera who she later marries, twice.

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