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.