The Frame (painting)
|Type||Oil on glass|
|Location||Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris|
The Frame is a 1938 self-portrait by Frida Kahlo. The painting is notable as the first work by a 20th-century Mexican artist to be purchased by a major international museum, when it was acquired by The Louvre in 1939. The painting is now shown at the Musée National d'Art Moderne in the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
It was the only sale Kahlo made in her Paris exhibition.
- Terri Hardin Frida Kahlo: A Modern Master 2005- Page 68 1597640891 "Breton annoyed Kahlo by exhibiting a jumble of various folk objects of varying artistic merit that he had acquired in Mexico — "junk," as she called it. Nevertheless, the objects were no doubt sufficiently exotic to the European sensibility, and Breton's instincts were probably right in presenting them. While the exhibit was not a financial success (due to the imminent onset of World War II), the Louvre chose to purchase one of Kahlo's works, The Frame (c. 1938). The Frame is a lively work ...
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