Self-portrait of Frida Kahlo sold at auction for record sum

Self-portrait of Frida Kahlo sold at auction for a record amount

A self-portrait of famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, Diego and Me, was sold at Sotheby's New York auction for $ 34.9 million. The amount raised was a record for the works of Latin American artists.

This was reported by BBC News.

In the painting, painted in 1949, Kahlo is depicted with a portrait of her husband, artist Diego Rivera. on the forehead, which, in turn, has a third eye on its forehead.

Kahlo's self-portrait was put up for auction by the heir of the collector, who bought the painting in 1990 for $ 1.4 million. Prior to this, the painting belonged to the writer from Chicago Florence Arkin, who was intimately familiar with the couple of Mexican artists.

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