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This reproduction of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s sketchbook provides a glimpse into the psyche of a fiercely talented, tortured and physically debilitated painter.

Kahlo (1919-54) kept this “haunting journal during her last decade, preoccupied with death, in declining health, isolation and repeated surgery from the bus accident that severely damaged her spine, pelvis, right leg and right foot at age 18. It reproduces her handwritten, colored-ink entries and accompanying self-portraits, sketches, doodles and paintings.”  Publisher’s Weekly 

(An excellent blog post on Frida here.)