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February 2020, Photo taken by Gordon

at a newspaper stand in the Zocalo, Mexico City

Frida Kahlo has become a global icon but she is especially present for those who live in Coyoacon, the Colonia in Mexico City where she lived with Diego Rivera. I visited my friends Gennie and Francisco, who live next door to La Casa Azul. Gennie was able to charm the guards to allow us to enter, so that for the first time, I could experience the house, the property, Frida's belongings and collections (her ashes were in an urn shaped like a toad), and her early paintings (I had seen many originals of Frida's famous paintings, but I had never seen the early work). Maravillosa!

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