Frida Kahlo Sets Auction Record After Painting Is Sold for Over $8 Million

Frida Kahlo Sets Auction Record After Painting Is Sold for Over $8 Million

A Frida Kahlo painting was sold at Christie's sale of impressionist and modern art for over $8 million on Thursday night, setting a new record for the artist.

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The painting called "Two Nudes in the Forest (The Land Itself)” was estimated to sell between $8 million and $12 million. It also set a record for being the highest priced auction painting by a Latin American artist.

Kahlo created this masterpiece in 1939 after experiencing a traumatic accident that left her in a wheelchair. The painting was recently featured in an exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden.

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Other paintings featured in this auction included a few works from Picasso and Claude Monet. This painted exceeded Kahlo’s previous auction record was 5.6 million back in 2006.

See the $8 million painting below: