Frida Kahlo

Dos desnudos en el bosque (La tierra misma)

Found at Christies, New York
Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale, Lot 21 C
12. May - 12. May 2016
Estimate: 8.000.000 - 12.000.000 USD
Price realised: 8.005.000 USD
signed and dated 'FRIDA KAHLO 1939' (lower right)
oil on metal
9 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. (25 x 30.2 cm.)
Painted in 1939
Dolores del Río, Mexico (gift from the artist). | Lewis A. Riley, Newport Beach, California (by descent from the above, circa 1983); Christie's, New York, 21 November 1989, lot 17. | Mary-Anne Martin/Fine Art, New York (acquired at the above sale). | Acquired from the above by the present owner.

Auction result well in line with expectations

The work Dos desnudos en el bosque (La tierra misma) by Frida Kahlo was sold in the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale auction at Christies in New York in May 2016. The estimated price for the artwork was previously given by the auction house with a range of USD 8,000,000.00 – 12,000,000.00, the actual price achieved of USD 8,005,000.00 (€ 7,189,043.56) could thus just exceed the lower estimate. Admittedly, works by Frida Kahlo have also been auctioned for a multiple of this price - according to our records, the highest result so far was achieved by the work Diego y yo in November 2021 with an auction result of USD 34,883,000.00 (€ 30,905,466.47).

Auktionsergebnis im Rahmen der Erwartungen

Die Arbeit Dos desnudos en el bosque (La tierra misma) von Frida Kahlo wurde im Mai 2016 in der Auktion Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale bei Christies in New York versteigert. Der Schätzpreis für das Kunstwerk wurde von dem Auktionshaus zuvor mit einer Spanne von USD 8.000.000,00 – 12.000.000,00 angegeben, der tatsächlich erzielte Preis von USD 8.005.000,00 (€ 7.189.043,56) konnte den unteren Schätzpreis somit knapp übertreffen. Freilich wurden Arbeiten von Frida Kahlo auch schon für ein Vielfaches dieses Preises versteigert – das bisher höchste Ergebnis erzielte nach unseren Aufzeichnungen die Arbeit Diego y yo im November 2021 mit einem Auktionsergebnis von USD 34.883.000,00 (€ 30.905.466,47).

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