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Recently Rediscovered Frida Kahlo Painting Just Made Bank At Auction

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Earlier this year, a rare self-portrait painted by Frida Kahlo resurfaced, creating a buzz in the art world. “Niña con Collar” is one of Kahlo’s earliest works, painted in 1929.

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Though Kahlo was 22 years old when she painted the portrait, “Niña con Collar” is of a much younger Kahlo, around 13 or 14 years of age.

For the last 60 years, the whereabouts of “Niña con Collar” was known only to a small group of people.

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The only record of “Niña con Collar” was a single black and white photo of the self-portrait by photographer Lola Álvarez Bravo. After Kahlo’s death in 1954, Kahlo’s husband, Mexican painter Diego Rivera, gifted the portrait to a woman who worked as a studio assistant to Kahlo. The million-dollar piece of art hung in the unnamed woman’s California home, and was kept in prime conditions which preserved the vibrant colors of the image, according to Axel Stein, the head of Latin art at Sotheby’s. This past summer, the owner of the painting decided to put it up for auction, though no reason was given by the owner or the auction house.

Frida Kahlo’s long lost “Niña con Collar” finally went up for auction at the world famous Sotheby’s auction house, selling for a whopping $1,812,500.

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This figure was not far from the appraised value $1.5 million to $2.0 million.

While “Niña con Collar” sold for nearly two million dollars, it is not the most someone has paid for a Kahlo painting.

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Kahlo’s most expensive piece to hit the auction block was “Dos desnudos en el bosque,” which brought in $8 million this past May. Though appraisers had expected up to $12 million for the piece, the sale made “Dos desnudos en el bosque” the most expensive artwork a Latin American artist has ever sold at auction. Sixty years after her death, Kahlo continues to capture the hearts, imaginations, and pocketbooks of each generation of art lovers.

READ: This Comic Perfectly Sums Up Why Frida Kahlo Is So F*cking Iconic

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Frida Kahlo Shows Her Love for Diego Rivera in Rare Home Video

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Frida Kahlo Shows Her Love for Diego Rivera in Rare Home Video

Frida y Diego en la Casa AzulNadie sabrá jamás cómo quiero a Diego. No quiero que nada lo hiera, que nada lo moleste y le quite energía que él necesita para vivir, vivir como a él le dé la gana, Pintar, ver amar, comer, dormir, sentirse solo, sentirse acompañado; pero nunca quisiera que estuviera triste. Si yo tuviera salud quisiera dársela toda, si yo tuviera juventud toda la podría tomar, No soy solamente la madre, soy el embrión. el germen, la primera célula que- en potencia- lo engendró. Soy él desde las más primitivas y más antiguas células, que con el tiempo se volvieron él. Cada momento él es mi niño, mi niño nacido, cada ratito, diario, de mí misma.

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“Nobody will ever know how much I love Diego”

Frida Kahlo’s love for Diego Rivera was as unconditional as her love for art. Their relationship — filled with loss, sickness and infidelities — was equal parts passionate and confusing.

In a rare video posted by a Frida Kahlo fan page on Facebook, we see Frida and Diego spend time together, caressing and kissing each other in Frida’s Casa Azul. The video was shot by photographer Nikolas Murray, and in the home clip a narrator recites an excerpt from Frida’s diary, in which she explains her unconditional love for Diego:

“Nobody will ever know how much I love Diego. I don’t want anything to hurt him, nothing to bother him and rob him of the energy he needs for living — for living as he likes, for painting, seeing, loving, eating, sleeping, being by himself, being with someone. But I’d never want him to be sad. If I had good health, I’d give him all of it. If I had youth, he could take it all…”

READ: Portland Substitute Teacher Was Suspended For Showing A Frida Kahlo Documentary

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Would You Recognize Frida Kahlo as a Child?

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Would You Recognize Frida Kahlo as a Child?

Photograph: Guillermo Kahlo/Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera Archive, Bank of Mexico, Fiduciary in the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museum Trust

More than 60 years after her death, painter Frida Kahlo and her Casa Azul in Mexico City are still a source of admiration and inspiration. Her life is as intricate as her paintings and revered all over the world. Here are some iconic images celebrating her life in Caza Azul.

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Frida Kahlo at age 4 in Coyoacán, a town outside of Mexico City.

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Frida looking fierce and joined by three of her cousins and her sister Cristina (far right) in 1926.

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There are very few pictures of Frida pregnant. Here she’s cradling her belly while standing in the courtyard of Casa Azul.

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In 1943, Frida posed with her painting “Diego on My Mind” (left) a self-portrait featuring the traditional Tehuana costume. On the right, Frida is holding her pet monkey in the courtyard of her blue house.

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Present day Casa Azul, featuring Diego’s collection of pre-Hispanic sculptures.

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See more pictures of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and their Casa Azul here.

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