Frida Kahlo miniature portrait at Sotheby auction
To go under the auctioneers hammer next month is a self portrait of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. This oval locket sized painting will measure 2 inches by 1 5/8th of an inch and is the artist’s smallest work ever. To be presented to her lover, as a gift shows the artist at her best said Carmen Melian head of Sotheby – Latin America. Young and tranquil looking in chandelier earrings that glisten in the light, the portrait does not look directly in front at the observer, but has a sideways glance. Signed with a pseudonym to her lover Jose Bartoli with whom the artist had a long affair ending only with her death in 1954 this painting is expected to go under the hammer at a Sotheby auction.