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The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo
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Frida Kahlo
Diego and I
Diego and I, 1949, Oil on masonite,
11 5/8" x 8 13/16", Collection of Mary-Anne Martin/Fine Arts, New York.


She was his chicuita ("little one") and he was her "frog prince," but the path of love was not a smooth one for Frida and Diego. Almost from the moment of their marriage in 1929, there were problems. But 1949 was a particularly low point in their relationship. Rumors circulated that Diego intended to marry the film star Maria Felix, with whom he was having an affair. Although nothing came of the affair and Diego remained with Frida, she was hurt. The self-portrait Diego and I came out of this experience.

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