Since I fell in love with you everything is transformed and is full of beauty…. You know, my sky, you rain on me and I, like the earth, receive you.
Mara” — Frida Kahlo, October 1946 This group of twenty-five letters that the Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo wrote to a Spanish refugee named Jose Bartoli between August 1946, when she had just turned thirty-nine, and November 1949, show that she knew how to write love letters that flow with poetry and passion.
Many of the letters include keepsakes inserted by Kahlo, among them drawings, photographs, pressed flowers and other mementos.
The successful bidder was a private collector in New York, who is also an artist and a great admirer of Frida Kahlo.
three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and red; Mexico's coat of arms (an eagle with a snake in its beak perched on a cactus) is centered in the white band; green signifies hope, joy, and love; white represents peace and honesty; red stands for hardiness, bravery, strength, and valor; the coat of arms is derived from a legend that the wandering Aztec people were to settle at a location where they would see an eagle on a cactus eating a snake; the city they founded, Tenochtitlan, is now Mexico City Satellite radar topography image of a portion of Central America.
Due to persistent cloud cover, obtaining conventional high-altitude photos of this region is extrordinarily difficult.
Posted by admin on Apr 27, 2015 in Collections, Exhibitions, Frida Kahlo, History, News | 0 comments A group of love letters written by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo sold for $137,000 at Doyle New York on April 15, 2015.