The Diary of Frida Kahlo In the World

10 | 11 | 2022

“The Diary of Frida Kahlo” has aroused a very unique interest in the world. La Vaca Independiente works with foreign publishers to make it available to readers in other languages.

The life and work of Frida Kahlo have aroused an unusual and growing interest throughout the world. Frida and Diego Rivera, her husband, are probably the two most famous Mexican painters on the planet. In fact, a few months ago Google revealed who were the most outstanding painters in its search engine during 2020. The result was that Frida Kahlo came in second place, since she was the most searched artist in 29 countries, only behind Leonardo da Vinci. So, in this quantitative exercise, Frida came ahead of other artists such as Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh or Banksy. What do Uruguay, Turkey, Hungary, Chad, Sweden, or Azerbaijan have in common? In all of them, the most searched plastic artist on Google was Frida Kahlo.


The Diary of Frida Kahlo, Hungarian edition (2021), courtesy of Poket editorial.

The overwhelming and colorful seduction of Frida and her life lead her to travel the world as she is doing. In addition to her plastic, there are some other elements around her figure that have established her as a paradigmatic artist of modern art. One of these items is her diary. First published in 1995, The Diary of Frida Kahlo represents an exceptional piece of Mexican art. In addition to the almost twenty reprints in Spanish, the work has been translated into Italian, German, Hungarian, Polish, and Japanese. It has not only attracted attention in America and Europe, but also in Southeast Asia, Japan, China, and Korea.

In La Vaca Independiente, we manage Frida’s diary images whose relevance has increased notably in recent years throughout the world. We work with foreign publishers on adaptations of the diary to other languages so that it is accessible to wider audiences. Parallel to the interest of foreign publishers in the translation and publication of the diary, exhibitions on Frida Kahlo or Mexican art of the 20th century are being organized more and more frequently and in more places around the world. For this reason, La Vaca Independiente responds to requests from museums, foundations, and other organizations to broadcast the images of this work that is so essential for the biography of the artist.

Within the framework of the Guadalajara International Book Fair, La Vaca Independiente will be present at the copyrights negotiation tables to converse with publishers from around the world interested in Frida’s diary, as well as with national and international organizations with the intention of taking these images so characteristic of Kahlo’s diary to other formats. If you want to meet with us and learn more about the subject, write to us at the following emails: and

We also invite you to visit our page and social networks for Frida Kahlo’s diary and @fridakhalodiario.

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