Diego and I, 1949 Frida Kahlo

Diego and I 1949 Frida Kahlo

The painting, Diego and I, just 30 by 22.4 centimeters, symbolizes the stormy relationship between Kahlo and Rivera, who were married for almost 25 years in a passionate and turbulent marriage alike. The image of the muralist has a third eye on the forehead to symbolize the degree that it occupied in the consciousness of the painter, Sotheby’s explained in a statement. It is one of two paintings in which Kahlo explored the theme of the double portrait, but according to the auctioneer this is the most vulnerable and moving.

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