A Frida Kahlo painting was sold at Christie's sale of impressionist and modern art for over $8 million on Thursday night, setting a new record for the artist.
The painting called "Two Nudes in the Forest (The Land Itself)” was estimated to sell between $8 million and $12 million. It also set a record for being the highest priced auction painting by a Latin American artist.
Kahlo created this masterpiece in 1939 after experiencing a traumatic accident that left her in a wheelchair. The painting was recently featured in an exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden.
Other paintings featured in this auction included a few works from Picasso and Claude Monet. This painted exceeded Kahlo’s previous auction record was 5.6 million back in 2006.
See the $8 million painting below: