Frida Kahlo Painting is Expected to Sell For  Million, Breaking Records

Frida Kahlo Painting is Expected to Sell For $30 Million, Breaking Records

Frida Kahlo, “Diego y yo (Diego and I),” 1949. (Picture: Sotheby’s) Mexican artist Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo, “Diego y yo (Diego and I),” 1949. (Picture: Sotheby’s)

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo left behind an oeuvre of deeply personalized paintings that explored different facets of her life and heritage. Even though she was underappreciated during her life span, she has considering that turn into an legendary female painter, whose identify and art are regarded about the earth. Now, decades immediately after her loss of life, just one of her self-portraits is predicted to break several documents at an future sale at Sotheby’s this drop.

The striking piece, Diego y yo (Diego and I), depicts a crying Frida Kahlo with the deal with of her partner and fellow artist Diego Rivera in the center of her brow. It is predicted to market for at minimum $30 million this November at a Contemporary Evening Sale in New York, surpassing the $8 million Kahlo painting that sold in 2016, and producing it the most costly Frida Kahlo painting at any time offered.

Nevertheless, that is not the only history at stake in the sale. If Diego y yo sells nicely, it will overtake Diego Rivera’s $9.76 million painting The Rivals and develop into the most useful work created by a Latin American artist. It will also make a spot as one of the most highly-priced paintings at any time made by a feminine artist.

“A painting by Kahlo of this good quality and excellence is a rarity at auction. When I glance at this painting, the phrase ‘abre los ojos,’ Spanish for ‘open your eyes,’ quickly will come to intellect,” says Julian Dawes, Sotheby’s co-head of Impressionist & Modern day Artwork in New York. “In the literal sense, it refers to the penetrating stare of Kahlo as the sitter of the portrait (and the double portrait of Rivera), but I feel it also symbolizes the incredible instant this painting will certainly usher in for Kahlo, as the industry opens its eyes to Kahlo in a new way and secures her location in the auction echelon she belongs.”

The painting will go on show on October 7 in Hong Kong followed by London and, at last, New York Town in which its auction will be held in November 2021.

Frida Kahlo’s self-portrait Diego y yo (Diego and I) is heading on auction at Sotheby’s this fall and is predicted to gather at the very least $30 million.

Frida Kahlo Photograph

Guillermo Kahlo, “Frida Kahlo,” gelatine silver print , 1932 (Photograph: Sotheby’s by means of Wikimedia Commons, Community area)

This would be the maximum cost of any of Frida Kahlo’s former paintings, the most beneficial portray designed by a Latin American artist, and just one of the most high-priced paintings designed by a female artist.

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