Classics Frida Kahlo: Sotheby's hopes for an auction with the sale of a self-portrait in November

15:40  23 september  2021
15:40  23 september  2021 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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Sotheby's hopes to exceed $ 30 million with a self-portrait of the legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, where his husband Diego Rivera appears, during November auctions in New York.

  Frida Kahlo : Sotheby's espère un record d'enchères avec la vente d'un autoportrait en novembre © Provided by FranceInfo

Currently, it is a work of Diego Rivera, with which Frida Kahlo experienced a tumultuous love story, which holds the record of the most important auction for a Latin American work. In May 2018, the Christie's house had sold, already in New York, for $ 9.76 million, Los Rivales, a picture of 1931. The previous record was detained by a work of ... Frida Kahlo ($ 8 million dollars. In 2016). Diego y Yo (Diego and Me), "One of New York Modern Art sales lots" in November, "is estimated at more than $ 30 million," says Sotheby's. The work had been sold, already at Sotheby's, for 1.4 million in 1990.

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A self-portrait which reveals the lovers of Frida

this oil on Masonite is emblematic of the self-portraits with intense and enigmatic gaze which have made celebrity in the The whole world of the Mexican painter, icon of feminism, died in 1954 at the age of 47 years. But in this painting of 1949, the face of Diego Rivera appears on the Frida forehead, above his black eyes, from which seems to escape a few tears. Rivera, who had at the close time of the Mexican actress Maria Felix, is represented with a third eye, sign of the torments he causes his wife.

the autumn sale, which must start on November 15, will also be marked at Sotheby's by auctioning the "Macklowe Collection", named from the New York real estate magnat Harry Macklowe, estimated at 600 million Dollars for 65 works, including pieces of Picasso, Warhol, Rothko and still Giacometti.

Sotheby's celebrates Christo artist with an exhibition .
© Courtesy Sotheby's entitled The Final Christo, Original Work for the Arc de Triomphe , the exhibition of the Sotheby's house for sale to make us discover the preparatory drawings for this Final installation installation. In total, 25 works of art retrace the odyssey of this exceptional project, from the initial idea to its realization. An exciting dive in the art of a visionary creator and the genesis of the contemporary work of the moment.

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