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Frida’s self-portrait “Diego and I” on display in Buenos Aires after 25 years

27 August 2022

In 2021, this painting went for €30.8 million at a Sotheby’s auction in New York.  It was bought by Eduardo F. Costantini, a renowned Argentinian collector committed to supporting Latin American art and founder of the Museum of Latin American Art (MALBA) in Buenos Aires.

Now it is going on display for the first time in 25 years as the main attraction of the ‘Tercer Ojo’ (Third Eye) exhibition where Eduardo Costantini will present his private collection at MALBA.

This is the last self-portrait painted by Frida before her death in 1954, with the face of Diego Rivera as a third eye. It will be exhibited together with Self-portrait with chango and parrot (1942) from the Malba Collection and an important documentary set, which includes photographs, letters and personal belongings by Frida.

The exhibition features more than 240 works, many of which have not been seen in public for nearly 30 years. The last time Diego y yo was on public exhibition was in 1998.

Diego and I is the most valuable Latin American portrait of all time. The previous record for a Latin American artist had been set by Kahlo’s husband, Diego Rivera, with his 1931 painting ‘Los Rivales’, which sold for €9.76 million at auction in 2018.Frida Kahlo's prior record was created in 2016 when ‘Two Nudes in the Forest’ sold for €6.8 million, also in New York.

Info about th exhibition here (in Spanish):Tercer ojo Colección Costantini en Malba

From Aug. 26, 2022 to Sept 1, 2023

At the link below details about the painting.