Frida Kahlo self-portrait set to smash auction records

A self-portrait by Frida Kahlo, titled Diego y yo (Diego and I) is set to appear in auction in November at Sotheby’s and, if its estimate of over $30 million is met, will become the most valuable Latin American artwork ever publicly sold. Not only that, it could possibly become the highest price ever for a female artist, if it sells in excess of the current record of $44.4 million – the amount paid for Georgia O’Keeffe’s Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1(1932) in 2014.

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Turkey’s claim to marble figure quashed by New York Federal Judge ruling

A New York Federal Judge has decided that a marble figure which is owned by hedge fund billionaire Michael Steinhardt and which has spent decades on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will not be returned to Turkey. The Turkish government sued for the return of the figure in 2017 however, according to Judge Alison J. Nathan, there is “insufficient evidence” to support Turkey’s claim that it should be returned.

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