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The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo
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Frida Kahlo
Self-portrait on the Borderline Between Mexico and the United States
Self-portrait on the Borderline Between Mexico and the United States, 1932, Oil on metal, 12 1/2" x 13 3/4", Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Reyero

In 1930, when Diego received several commissions to paint murals in the United States, the couple packed their bags and headed north. At the end of four years, Diego remained content in his American surroundings, but Frida was homesick and miserable. Her experience living in "Gringolandia" inspired the painting, Self-portrait on the Borderline Between Mexico and the United States.

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Frida Kahlo's Works of Art


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The Two Fridas Diego and I
Self-Portrait with Monkey The Accident
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