Portrait of Frida Kahlo (Retrato de Frida Kahlo)

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Portrait of Frida Kahlo (Retrato de Frida Kahlo)

Mexico, circa 1939
Paintings
Oil on asbestos cement shingle
Canvas: 14 × 9 3/4 in. (35.56 × 24.77 cm) Frame: 19 × 14 3/4 × 1 3/4 in. (48.26 × 37.47 × 4.45 cm)
The Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection of Mexican Art (M.2004.283.1)
Currently on public view:
Ahmanson Building, floor 2 MAP IT
Ahmanson Building, floor 2

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Curator Notes

This is Diego Rivera's only known easel portrait of his wife. The image is hauntingly similar to Frida Kahlo's own self-portraits....
This is Diego Rivera's only known easel portrait of his wife. The image is hauntingly similar to Frida Kahlo's own self-portraits. Rivera's work probably dates from the late 1930s, the period of their brief divorce before their remarriage in 1940. The painting was found in Rivera's studio at the time of his death. Ilona Katzew, 2008
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Bibliography

  • Nieto, Margarita.  Mexican Masterpieces from the Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection.  Los Angeles:  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1997.