Self-portrait of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo "Diego y yo" sold at auction in New York for nearly $ 34.9 million, according to the auction house Sothebey's.
This mysterious work is the last "bust" self-portrait of Kahlo, completed before her death in 1954.
The self-portrait depicts Kahlo with the face of her husband, artist Diego Rivera, painted on her forehead.
#AuctionUpdate: Frida Kahlo’s 1949 self-portrait ‘Diego y yo (Diego and I)’ soars to $34.9M, smashing the artist’s previous $8 million public auction record. This enigmatic work is Kahlo’s final ‘bust’ self-portrait completed before her death in 1954. pic.twitter.com/NVJZ3c8FOV— Sotheby's (@Sothebys) November 17, 2021
According to the auction house, the work was acquired by Eduardo F. Costantini.
Photo: Nickolas Muray/Victoria and Albert Museum
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