The Frame (painting)

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The Frame
Spanish: El marco
The Frame (Frida Kahlo painting).jpg
ArtistFrida Kahlo
TypeOil on glass
LocationMusée National d'Art Moderne, Paris

The Frame (El marco in Spanish) is a 1938 self-portrait by Frida Kahlo.[1] 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.[2]

It was the only sale Kahlo made in her Paris exhibition.[3]


  1. ^ Self-portrait "The Frame" by Frida Kahlo.
  2. ^ The Frame, Frida Kahlo.
  3. ^ 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 ...