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Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907-1954). Self-Portrait with Monkeys, 1938.
This piece is one of Kahlo's most recognized self-portraits. In the background foliage with a blooming bird of paradise surrounds Kahlo. Kahlo is encircled by four spider monkeys. She had spider monkeys as pets stating that they were the children she could never have. Kahlo and two close monkeys make up the main subject, giving the appearance of a close relationship to the animals. One points to an Aztec sign for earthquake on her "huipil", an indigenous blouse. It has been suggested that they are representative of her dear students whom she taught at Blue House in Coyoacán. It was here that she settled having her health in decline and giving up her teaching position in Mexico City.
This print has been produced with the highest quality pigmented, non-toxic, environmentally friendly ink with a color permanence rating of at least 200-year stability. Printed on 100% acid-free cotton fine art paper. Prints are available either unframed or framed. All unframed prints include a suitably sized white border which enhances their look when placed in any standard off-the-shelf frame. Frames are made of wood and available in Black or White.
Available in two sizes:
16 in. x 20 in. -Medium.
Paper Size: 16.00" W x 20.00"H
Image Size: 13.47" W x 18.00" H
22 in. x 28 in. -Large.
Paper Size: 22.00" W x 28.00"H
Image Size: 19.46" W x 26.00" H