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Frida Kahlo art fetches record $34.9m at auction

BBC News

November 17, 2021

A painting by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo has sold at Sotheby’s auction house in New York for a record $34.9m (£25m).

It is the highest price paid at auction for a Latin American artwork.

The record had previously been set by a work by Diego Rivera, with whom Kahlo had a decades-long tumultuous relationship. His piece sold for $9.76m in 2018.

Kahlo’s painting “Diego y Yo” was one of her final self-portraits.

The work depicts a tearful Kahlo with her husband Rivera painted above her eyes.

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