Thursday, Oct 8, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Ruth Seymour
KCRW (6 October 2009)

“A treasure trove of Frida Kahlo papers, recipes, letters and diary entries have been discovered in Mexico, but are they real? Mexican prosecutors are investigating, and Kahlo scholars have declared them fake, though they haven’t yet seen the goods. Los Angeles Times Christopher Knight has. KCRW General Manager Ruth Seymour speaks with Knight and Latin American art specialist Mary Anne Martin.”

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