Even if you don’t know Frida Kahlo by name or by painting, chances are you’ve seen her face. She is among the most instantly recognizable artists in history, and, for better and worse, her image has become one of the most mass-produced, joining other icons like Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, who have reached stratospheric levels of commercialism. On candles and coffee mugs, on tote bags and tea towels, and in crooked frames on the walls of your favorite cafés and restaurants — you can find her everywhere. With her signature unibrow, the intensity of her gaze, and her hair done up (often with a flower crown), there’s no mistaking her for anyone else. Of course, these quotidian interactions with Kahlo — or, more correctly, with facsimiles (of facsimiles) of Kahlo’s image — are, at best, hollow, offering nothing deeper than visual acknowledgment.
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