Frida Kahlo’s first sale returns to market
Painting with $4.5m price tag was originally bought by American industrialist
By Riah Pryor. From Art Basel Miami Beach daily edition
Published online: 06 December 2012
The first painting Frida Kahlo sold is on sale at Art Basel Miami Beach this week, with a price tag of $4.5m. Two Women (Salvadora and Herminia), 1928 (left, detail), was originally bought by the American industrialist Jackson Cole Phillips, who, along with Diego Rivera and the artist’s sister, Cristina Kahlo, signed the back of the painting. The work, which remained in the family until recently, is on show with the New York-based dealer Mary-Anne Martin (D4). “The work… hasn’t been seen much in public, so this is a special opportunity for a private collector or museum,” Martin says.
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