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Diego on my Mind by Frida Kahlo

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Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907-1954). Diego on my Mind, 1943.

Diego on my Mind (1943) is a double-portrait emblematic of Kahlo’s gravitation toward personal motifs and self-portraiture. The central subject of the work is Kahlo herself, dressed in a traditional headdress from Tehuantepec, in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. This choice of garment, whose colorful patterned folds are accented by an intricate floral crown, reflects Kahlo’s embrace of Mexicanidad – her pride for her Mexican cultural and visual heritage. On Kahlo’s forehead a second portrait of her tumultuous and volatile lover, Diego Rivera, literalizes the titular expression “Diego on my Mind.” Painted after the couple’s rekindling of their marriage following a divorce within the same year in 1940, this work is a compelling statement of love and perhaps infatuation.

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 White, Black, or Light.

Available in two sizes:

16 in. x 20 in. -Medium.
Approximate Measurements
Paper Size: 16.00" W x 20.00"H
Image Size: 13.47" W x 18.00" H

22 in. x 28 in. -Large.
Approximate Measurements
Paper Size: 22.00" W x 28.00"H
Image Size: 19.46" W x 26.00" H

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