Lot n° 102
5000 - 7000
Result with fees
: 7 800EUR
KAHLO FRIDA (1907-1954).
Signed autograph letter, signed « Frida », [Coyoacan] 16 August 1939, to Julien LEVY ; 2 pages in-4 format, with three traces of lipstick kisses; in English.
Letter adorned with lipstick kisses, relative to Diego Rivera
Kahlo apologizes for Rivera’s decision to cancel the exhibition of his surrealist paintings at Levy’s gallery, scheduled for autumn of 1939. Rivera had just been invited to paint a new mural in San Francisco at the Golden Gate International Exhibition and was eager to leave Mexico because of political reasons that came as result of the assassination of Leon Trotsky. Once again Frida recalls Muriel Streeter and wishes to keep in touch with her. Frida acknowledges in the letter that Julien and Muriel where a loving couple, but nevertheless send her “love” to both and a “kiss” to each one.
If she had money, she would come immediately to Florida but she is condemned to stay put: “If I had dough, I would go immediately to Florida, but I have not a damn cent extra and must stay where I am.” Diego [RIVERA] has worked hard for the planned exhibit but he will not have in the end enough material for October-November. He has decided not to have an exhibit this year. He wanted to write Julien Levy himself but his English is worse that hers. She is awfully sorry he changed his mind three months before but she knows he is right because there are too few important works. It is better to wait next year. She sends kisses to Julien and Muriel.
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