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These Frida-Themed Birthday Parties Put The ‘Feliz’ in Feliz Cumpleaños

Gone are the days when a birthday party meant a simple sheet cake from the corner grocery store and a pre-packaged “pin the tail on the donkey” banner. These imaginative Latinos are taking it to the next level with the help of the one and only Frida Kahlo.

Frida was known to rock bright, bold colors, literally from head to toe.

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So why not have your guests walk into a kaleidoscope of colors?!

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Nuestro festejo en el condominio!!! #fridakahlo #fridaparty #festamexicana #mexico

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#FridaParty con mis chulas!

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We are OBSESSED with the little hammocks, the banners made out of the same pattern as your abuela’s tablecloth, and the frames hanging from the branches of this willow tree.

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Everything is coming up flores with this arts and crafts corner.

I will be adding this beautiful Frida piñata to my shop mañana! ???

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We, too, would be this happy if our mom was a super mamá and let us have a flower crown instead of a birthday tiara!

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This child is so lucky to have her face next to la reina del arte mexicano.

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Frida, we’re gonna let you finish raining down candy on the kids, but this Donald Trump piñata is the best piñata of all time. Of all time!

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Would you have a Frida Kahlo themed party? Share this with your friends to start planning your next birthday bash!

Frida Kahlo’s Painting ‘Lady In White’ Just Sold For $5.8 Million And The Mystery Of The Woman Lives On

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Frida Kahlo’s Painting ‘Lady In White’ Just Sold For $5.8 Million And The Mystery Of The Woman Lives On

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Ponder this for a second: If money was not a factor (yes, if you were filthy rich), how much would you pay for a work of art? Hundreds of thousands, millions?! Whoever your favorite artist is (mine is clearly Frida Kahlo), it probably wouldn’t matter, right? I’ve been to enough Kahlo exhibits around the world, and I always ask myself two questions: 1. Who are the lucky people in the world that can say they are owners of an original piece of art by Kahlo? 2. Could I ever own a real Kahlo piece of my own? Those questions are, at times, depressing because the answer is always a “who knows” and “probably not.” However, it is still fascinating to hear Kahlo’s real work — not the replicas or random merchandise — continues to be of real value. 

At a recent auction in New York, a painting by Frida Kahlo titled “Lady in White” sold for $5.8 million.

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The painting that dates back to 1929 or 1930 is very different from her most famously known pieces. Some art experts suggest that one of the reasons why this painting appears to be different from her surrealist and vibrant techniques is because Kahlo perhaps never finished the artwork. And, you can tell because the banner on top was left empty. 

It is said that Khalo painted this piece when she and her husband Diego Rivera were living in San Francisco. He was there of course because he was commissioned to do several murals. However, it is Kahlo who is still remembered by the San Francisco community — they did, after all, rename a street in her honor. 

The buyer of the piece is unfortunately unknown, but we do know somethings about the previous owners. 

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According to Artnet, Kahlo first gave the painting to another female Mexican artist. Photographer Lola Álvarez Bravo, “a major figure in the Mexican Renaissance of post-revolution art from the 1930s through the 1950s,” was the first person ever to own this million-dollar piece. It was later in the hands of Stanford University from the collection of Dr. Helga Prignitz-Poda, on loan. The 

Christie’s Latin American art sale sold “Lady in White” on Nov. 22 at their auction, and we are so curious as to who bought it. Art collectors, of course, can be anyone living in the one percent, so we just hope this piece of iconic art is in the right hands. 

There’s always been speculation on who the “Lady in White” is, but I have my doubts. 

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Some Kahlo experts say the “Lady in White” was Kahlo’s first lesbian lover, and the reason the painting isn’t finished is that “their love affair ended abruptly.” Another theory is that the woman was a friend of Kahlo’s and that this woman ended “their friendship finished unexpectedly before she can finish this painting.”

Artnet reports that in 2014, two people said the “Lady in White” was their aunt Dorothy (Brown) Fox. They also report that it could be a “relative or friend of Ralph Stackpole, a sculptor who lived with Kahlo and Rivera in San Francisco.” According to Virgilio Garza, the head of Christie’s Latin American Art department, that he thought the woman in the painting was “Kahlo’s high school classmate Elena Boder.” My theory is it could have been anyone that Kahlo felt was deserving of being memorialized forever. 

This is not Kahlo’s highest-grossing painting that was sold at a Christie’s auction. 

In 2016, Kahlo’s 1939 painting “Dos Desnudos en el Bosque (La Tierra Misma)” sold for $8 million. The highest-grossing Latin artwork ever sold at the auction is one by her husband Diego. 

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The piece, titled “The Rivals,” sold for $9.76 million, which put it on the top of the list. The record was previously held by Kahlo herself.

“It’s undoubtedly one of Rivera’s masterpieces,” Garza told CNN. “The viewer’s gaze recedes in stages, from the men in the foreground, to the brightly dressed women under the hanging papel picado. Rivera’s brilliant composition of intersecting planes creates a cinematic narrative.” 

Sure it’s an incredible work of art, but nothing and no one will ever come close to the genius that is Kahlo.

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Whoever the lucky buyer is, can you please loan it to any museum so we can see it in person too?!

READ: There’s A Frida Kahlo Exhibit That Features Rare Family Photos And It Made Me So Emotional

We Roundup Our Favorite Halloween Costumes From The Year Submitted By Mitú Fans

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We Roundup Our Favorite Halloween Costumes From The Year Submitted By Mitú Fans

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Halloween is all about letting your creativity shine. Some people might phone it in with some animal ears and underwear and that’s fine. But some people really go all out to make the most important dress-up night of the year worth it. Here are some of the best Halloween costumes you all submitted tagged @wearemitu in. Did yours make the list?

This new #filter/#nofilter couples costume is the latest trendy costume and we ship it.

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We all know that adding a filter to a photo will bring out all of the best in you, or at least that’s what Snapchat and Instagram want you to believe. Regardless, seeing this couple making the most of their social media connection, even including the unicorn ears and horn, is so great.

Of course, there is nothing purer than including your sweet puppies into your Halloween costume.

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OMG! Look at those sweet little angels perfectly rocking the Thing 1 and Thing 2 costumes. We hope they went trick or treating to get all of the doggie treats available to them. They very clearly deserve it.

Doña Angela is the YouTube sensation you need to be following if you aren’t already.

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The abuelita YouTube sensation is bringing all of her rancho recipes to you via the internet. Her page is so popular, she has already received two plaques from YouTube celebrating her evergrowing subscription numbers. This costume is genius and the work that went into it paid off.

You can’t forget the most classic couples costume.

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Tapatío and Cholula are the most recognizable hot sauces in anyone’s kitchen. It just makes sense to pair the two together for the ultimate couple’s foodie costume. You can even turn this into a family costume when a little baby comes along by making the baby a burrito.

Who else remembers “The Fairly Oddparents”?

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Simple, crafty, cheap. This is one costume you can make on a budget and people will recognize exactly who you are. Timmy Turner is one of the most nostalgic cartoon characters of our childhood. This costume is a great homage to the kid with the pink hat.

Selena is cute but what about a zombie Selena?

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We have seen Selena costumes every year and the most common one is clearly the purple jumpsuit. This little fan took it just one step further and delivered a zombie version of la reina. Tbh, we’d probably get bit by a zombie Selena because we’d try to get her to sing for us.

Frida Kahlo + Diego Rivera = Costume Goals

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Recognizable, fun, cultural. Spread that love of your Mexican heritage with a costume paying tribute to two of the most iconic artists to ever come out of Mexico.

This piñata costume is kind of everything our childhood dreams are made of.

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Wow. The time it must have taken to cut and glue the paper without it ripping or falling apart is impressive. That is some señora level of patience and precision. We salute you and the hard work you obviously put in to make your costume one to remember.

Kids are the perfect blank canvas for your costume desires.

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We are going to assume these little ones haven’t watched “The Bride of Chuckie” since it is a little too much for little ones. However, that shouldn’t stop you from using your little tykes to show off your design skills and love of all things horror.

Bad Baby Bunny might be this year’s Halloween winner.

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This is too adorable not to love. Like, wow. The mom behind this costume is one of the greatest costume designers we’ve see. She nailed it with the pants and the extra eye!

No costume list is complete without our favorite superhero El Chapulin Colorado.

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Truly one of the greats. We cannot stress enough how much we enjoy seeing all of your costumes this year. Talk about a great year for homemade and relevant costumes. You all rock!

READ: Students from Northern Arizona University Have Gone Viral for Their Wildly Offensive Halloween Costumes