Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's "Portrait of a Lady in White" has earned the highest price at an auction of Latin American art at Christie's in New York, the British auction company said in a statement. Kahlo's work sold for $5.8 million and according to Christie's, it's the artist's second most expensive piece.
#AuctionUpdate Tonight in our #LatinAmericanArt sale, Frida Kahlo's 'Portrait of a Lady in White' surpasses its high estimate to achieve a total of $5,836,500, the second highest price the artist has achieved at auction. #FridaKahlo https://t.co/gTOjc3r3XH pic.twitter.com/LA7YMT5CTA— Christie's (@ChristiesInc) November 21, 2019
In addition to the painting by Kahlo, a copper plate painted by the artist in 1941 went under the hammer. It was sold for $3.135 million with an estimate of $3-5 million.
In 2016, Kahlo's painting “Two Nudes in a Forest” painted in 1939 at the height of the transatlantic Surrealist art movement was sold at a Christie’s auction for $8 million.