A self-portrait by Mexican painter Frida Kahlo offered for $34.9 million at Sotheby’s on Tuesday, breaking a file for a Latin American artist.
The portray entitled “Diego y yo” was auctioned off throughout a night sale in Manhattan and is believed to be the final self-portrait by Kahlo.
“Tonight’s excellent outcome additional secures her place within the public sale echelon she belongs, as one of many true titans of Twentieth-century artwork,” mentioned Sotheby’s rep Julian Dawes.
“Diego y yo” was created in 1949 and depicts the artist with tears streaming down her face and a picture of painter and husband Diego Rivera on her brow.
The portrait was created 5 years earlier than Kahlo’s loss of life and addresses her troublesome relationship with Rivera.
The profitable bid was positioned by Eduardo F. Costantini, an actual property developer and founding father of the Museum of Latin American Artwork of Buenos Aires.
The piece was beforehand bought by an recognized New York collector for $1.4 million in 1990.
The file worth bested a portray titled “The Rivals” created by Rivera, which offered for $9.76 million in 2018.