Frida Kahlo’s face is iconic. Musician Emily Sande uncovers the woman behind the art.
When musician Emeli Sandé sought inspiration for her first album, she had a tattoo of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo inked on her arm. Now, she travels to vibrant Mexico City to uncover the tumultuous life of this global feminist icon and meet the people who knew her.
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How did Kahlo overcame illness, betrayal and a terrible car-crash to establish herself as one of the most iconic artists of all time?
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