I am Frida Kahlo-Gato, the #1 cat fan of my Latin idol, superstar icon Frida Kahlo. Just like her, I believe in celebrating those who embrace the spirit of their own uniqueness.
Considered one of Mexico’s greatest artists, the beautiful and tormented Surrealist painter, Frida Kahlo is perhaps one of the twentieth century’s most recognized faces. After childhood polio left her with a slight limp, at 18 she was severely injured in a bus accident—these traumas and the chronic pain she suffered as a result were often reflected in her numerous self portraits. In 1929, she married renowned Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera. Their tumultuous union was the stuff of telenovelas—with multiple affairs, divorce, remarriage, and artistic collaborations with some of the greatest political minds, artists, and visionaries of the 20s and 30s. By 1950, Frida’s health began failing and she died in 1954 at only 47-years-old. Her legacy endures today as an icon of powerful beauty, fierce independence, and limitless creativity.
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When I have the house to myself on a sunny afternoon, I like to kick back with a little catnip and create Purina mosaics on the kitchen floor as an homage to my favorite artist.
What Makes Frida Kahlo Gato Purr
- To me, there’s nothing sexier than a tabby with a unibrow.
- Like my heroine, I celebrate flowers (although I’ve been known to nibble on a petal or two).
- My favorite Frida painting, Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, which features an adorable black cat perched on her shoulder.
- I adore red lipstick—it instantly brightens your mood and brings out your features.
What Gets Frida Kahlo Gato’s Dander Up
- It’s beyond frustrating when my owner sweeps one of my Purina mosaic masterpieces back into my bowl.
- The fact that my favorite Frida painting is not entitled Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Cat.
- Those species which lack creative spirit (birds, dogs, and other lesser house pets).
- That ridiculous old wives’ tale about black cats crossing your path being bad luck.
Celeb-Gatos at Gatoverse is a creative way to pay homage to our Hispanic idols by harnessing the cuteness of kitty cats everywhere. We purr, we roar, we matter! Follow @Mamiverse and @Gatoverse for more info.