Frida Self-Portrait: $34.9 Million

A rare painting by Frida Kahlo has been sold at auction in New York for $34.9m, a record price for a work by the Mexican artist.

As expected, the Kahlo self-portrait, Diego y yo (Diego and Me, 1949), with the face of the painter’s husband, Diego Rivera, on her forehead, smashed the former record for a Kahlo of $8m set in 2016.

It also beat the record for the most expensive Latin American work of art sold at auction, previously held by Rivera himself, whose painting Los Rivales(1931) was sold for $9.76m in 2018.

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