Frida Kahlo kept a journal during the last ten years of her life (1944-1954). This surprising and intimate document, which was kept under lock and key for approximately forty years, contains multiple signs of this renowned Mexican artist’s complex personality. THE TWO FRIDAS is an illustrated album where, for the first time, Frida’s voice is heard. She describes one of her first childhood memories concisely and poignantly: her friendship, at six years old, with an imaginary friend.
Gianluca Folì’s illustrations, without trying to imitate Frida’s unmistakable style, succeed in capturing, with a clean and vibrant stroke, the cosmogony and symbolism already evident in the artist’s words.