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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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Alicia Keys Just Called This Latino "The Voice" Contestant "The Voice Of A Generation"

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Alicia Keys Just Called This Latino “The Voice” Contestant “The Voice Of A Generation”

Christian Cuevas is giving all the other contestants a run for their money.

Orlando’s Christian Cuevas has consistently floored the judges on “The Voice” ever since his emotional blind audition, which caused Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Alicia Keys to turn their chairs. Cuevas had dedicated his first performance to his father who passed away when Cuevas was younger.

In his latest appearance on “The Voice,” Cuevas was hoping to secure a spot in the top 10. He sang Toto’s “Rosanna” in dedication to his newly announced fiancée, who was in the crowd cheering for him. Talk about the sweetest surprise for “The Voice” fans. ? Cuevas, who is the son of the late Puerto Rican recording star Julio Cuevas, did not disappoint as he belted “Rosanna” for a chance to make it to the top 10.

“America, you are witnessing the voice of a generation,” said Alicia Keys, who was grooving throughout his performance.

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Bravo!

So, did Cuevas get saved by America to go to the top 10?


Yes! Finally, there is some hope for the voting power of Americans.

Keep it up, Christian.

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Yes you can!


READ: Latinos Owned The First Round Of Battles On “The Voice”

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