Robin Pogrebin reveals that Christie’s will have a Frida Kahlo in its Impressionist and Modern sale. Kahlo did not think of herself as a Surrealist but her work can be valued as such:
One such painting from 1939, which has been out of circulation for the past 27 years, will be featured in Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale on May 12: “Two Nudes in a Forest,” estimated at $8 million to $12 million.
“It represents the way she interpreted her own reality, which was symbolic,” said Laura Paulson, Christie’s deputy chairwoman. “It was exactly where the literary and aesthetic world was focused in the late ’30s.”
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