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The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo
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Frida Kahlo
Self-Portrait with Monkey
Self-Portrait with Monkey, 1938, Oil on masonite, 16" x 12", Collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York

In October 1938, Frida staged her first one-woman exhibition at the Levy Gallery in New York. In the crowd of spectators A. Conger Goodyear, president of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, spotted a painting he just had to have – Fulang-Chang and I. Unfortunately, the work had already been promised to someone else. Not to be dissuaded from owning a work by Frida, he commissioned her to paint a similar self-portrait. A week later she unveiled Self-portrait With Monkey.

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The Two Fridas Diego and I
Self Portrait Between the Borderline of Mexico and the United States The Accident
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