friday 17 october 2003

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Frida Kahlo: 'Self Portrait with Curly Hair'; 1935; Oil on tin De film was Amerikaans slecht, het werk blijft mooi - hoewel de aantrekkingskracht van Frida Kahlo's schilderijen voor een groot deel lijkt te liggen in de dramatische geschiedenis van haar leven. Christie's New York veilt op 18 november één van haar zelfportretten en vertelt het verhaal bij het plaatje:

"It was at this time when Kahlo first discovered that her husband, the artist Diego Rivera, was engaged in an affair with her younger sister Cristina. Emotionally distraught and seeking retribution, she cropped her signature long hair and moved out to an apartment in the center of Mexico City. While the artist appears gentle and serene in this self-portrait, she also seems slightly amused, perhaps documenting the small triumph of revenge over Diego's infidelity. "

> Frida's Revenge - Christie's over het Zelfportret met krullend haar van Frida Kahlo, dat eind november in New York geveild wordt voor een geschatte anderhalf à twee miljoen keiharde dollars.



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