Coveted artist

Boston museum acquires Frida Kahlo painting, a rarity in the U.S.

Detail from "Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia)" by Frida Kahlo, 1928 © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston announced this week that it will serve as the new home to Frida Kahlo’s 1928 painting, “Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia),” after purchasing the work at an undisclosed price. The painting was the first work ever sold by the famous Mexican modernist and has been owned privately since 1929.

Kahlo paintings are a rarity within United States public collections, as Mexico imposes export restrictions on her work. The Boston museum plans to show “Dos Mujeres” — which shows two women Kahlo knew from birth — in a special exhibit until March 1, when it will be prepared for permanent installation.

Read the full story at The New York Times.

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