Self-Portrait on the Borderline between Mexico and the United States Print by Frida Kahlo

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Archival print.
Printed on acid-free paper.
Available in 2 sizes. 
Option to purchase framed or unframed. 

Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907-1954). Self-Portrait on the Borderline between Mexico and the United States, 1932.

In 1930, Kahlo followed her husband to San Francisco; they packed their things and moved from Mexico to the United States. In this scene, Frida painted herself in between these two homes; on the right, an exaggerated industrial view of the US,  the Ford smokestacks emitting a cloudy American flag and on her left, a pre-columbian view of Mexico, with a temple and native plants. This dichotomy is also reflected in what she holds in her crossed arms, she has a cigarette in her right hand, and a Mexican flag in her left. Homesick for Mexico, she portrays the U.S. as an unfriendly place full of machinery and smog, and romanticizes her indigenous roots–which are quite literally present under the surface on which she stands.

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.
Approximate Measurements
Paper Size: 20.00" W x 16.00"H
Image Size: 16.08" W x 14.00" H

22 in. x 28 in. -Large.
Approximate Measurements
Paper Size: 28.00" W x 22.00"H
Image Size: 22.97" W x 20.00" H

© 2017 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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