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Frieda Kahlo painting sold for record $ 34.9 million

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Sotheby’s New York said the painting Diego and me, was completed in 1949 and was one of the Mexican artist’s last self-portraits before her death at the age of 47 in 1954. The painting is an interpretation of Kahlo’s second marriage to the Mexican mural painter Diego Rivera.

Nov. 17 (News) – A self-portrait by Frida Kahlo broke the record for the highest price paid for a work of Latin American art when it sold for $ 34.9 million.

Sotheby’s said the painting was auctioned by an anonymous seller and acquired by the Eduardo F. Costantini Collection for $ 34.9 million.

The painting, auctioned for $ 1.4 million in 1990, broke the record for the highest price ever paid for a work of Latin American art at auction.

“Frida is now on the wish list of collectors who collect great masterpieces of modern art,” said Brooke Lampley, chairwoman of Sotheby’s and world director of global art sales, The New York Times.

The previous record was set in 2018 when a painting by Rivera sold for $ 9.76 million.

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