History of Kahlo Painting Sales
and
Auction Results

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Tree of Hope,
Remain Strong
(1946)

 

April 1977

Sold By: Auctioned at Sotheby's, New York

Auction Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
with a minimum sale price of $20,000

Sold For: $19,000
(The painting failed to reach the minimum sale price but was sold anyway to the highest bidder)




 

Self Portrait
with Monkey
(1940)

 

1979

Sold By: Auctioned at Sotheby's, New York

Auction Estimate: Unknown

Sold For: $44,000


Late 1980s

Sold By: (Unknown) Sold Privately to the pop star "Madonna".

Sold For: $1,000,000

 




 

Seated Girl with Duck
(Portrait of Rosita)
(1928)

 

1981

Sold By: Auctioned at Sotheby's, New York

Auction Estimate: Unknown

Sold For: $33,000




 

Portrait of Cristina,
My Sister
(1928)

 

 

1988

Sold By: Auctioned at Sotheby's, New York

Auction Estimate: Unknown

Sold For: $198,000


May 31, 2001

Sold By: Auctioned at Sotheby's, New York

Auction Estimate: $900,000 - $1,200,000

Sold For: $1,655,750

 




 

Diego and I
(1949)

 

May 1990

Sold By: Auctioned at Sotheby's, New York

Auction Estimate: $800,000 - $1,000,000

Sold For: $1,430,000
(Sold to Mary-Anne Martin Gallery of New York)

This sale made Frida the first Latin-American artist to command more than $1 million for a single work.




 

Self-Portrait with
Loose Hair
(1947)

 

 

1982

Sold By: Mary-Anne Martin Galleryin Manhattan, NYC,
to Louise Noun

Sold For: $85,000


May 1991

Sold By: Auctioned at Christie's, New York, for Louise Noun

Auction Estimate: $1,500,000 - $2,000,000

Sold For: $1,650,000

 




 

Two Nudes in
the Forest
(1939)

 

 

1989

Sold By: Auctioned at Sotheby's, New York

Auction Estimate: $120,000 - $160,000

Sold For: $506,000

This painting was sold to Mary Anne Martin, the owner of a New York Art Gallery that specialized in Latin American Art. The pop star "Madonna", who at the time was buying and collecting Kahlo art, was the underbidder.

 




 

Memory
(1937)

 

 

May 18, 1992

Sold By: Auctioned at Christie's,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza

Auction Estimate: $1,000,000 - $1,300,000

Sold For: $935,000




 

The Beauty Parlor
(1932)

 

May 19, 1992

Sold By: Auctioned at Christie's,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza

Auction Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000

Sold For: $38,500




 

Self-Portrait with Monkey
and Parrot
(1942)

 

May 1995

Sold By: Auctioned at Sotheby's, New York

Auction Estimate: Unknown

Sold For: $3,192,500
(Sold to Eduardo Costantini of Argentina)




 

Four Inhabitants
of Mexico
(1938)

 

May 1996

Sold By: Auctioned at Sotheby's, New York

Auction Estimate: Unknown

Sold For: $882,500




 

Display Window in a
Street of Detroit
1931

 

January 23, 2000

Sold By: Gary Nader Fine Arts Gallery, Miami, Florida

Auction Estimate: $1,000,000 - $1,200,000

Sold For: $750,000




 

Self Portrait
Time Flies
(1929)

 

May 31, 2000

Sold By: Auctioned at Sotheby's, New York

Auction Estimate: $3,000,000 - $4,000,000

Sold For: $5,065,750
(Sold to an American collector)




 

Self-Portrait
(Oval Miniture)
(1938)

 

November 20, 2000

Sold By: Auctioned at Sotheby's, New York

Auction Estimate: $150,000 - $200,000

Sold For: $225,750




 

Sketch for "Pancho Villa
and Adelita
"
(1926)

(AKA: Frida and Her Contemporaries)

 

 

November 21, 2000

Sold By: Auctioned at Christie's,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza

Auction Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000

Sold For: $22,000




 

Still Life with
Parrot and Flag
(1951)

 

May 2001

Sold By: Unknown

Auction Estimate: $800,000 to $1,200,000

Sold For: Not Sold
(It failed to sell and was passed at $500,000)

 

 




 

View of
Central Park
(1931)

 

May 28, 2003

Sold By: Auctioned at Christie's,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza

Auction Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000

Sold For: $83,650




 

Self Portrait with
Curly Hair
(1935)

 

November 18, 2003

Sold By: Auctioned at Christie's,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza

Auction Estimate: $1,500,000 - $2,000,000

Sold For: $1,351,500

The price included a second work, a sketch for a
second portrait etched on the back.




 

Portrait of
Lucha Maria,
a Girl from Tehuacan
(1942)

 

December 2003

Sold By: eBay

Auction Estimate: $3,000,000 (Starting Bid)

Sold For: Not Sold (Auction closed with no bids)


November 2004

Sold By: Auctioned at Sotheby's, New York

Auction Estimate: Unknown

Sold For: Not Sold
(It failed to sell and was passed at $775,000)

 




 

Frida and the Abortion
1932

 

Nov 01, 2001

Sold By: Auctioned at Sotheby's, New York

Auction Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000

Sold For: $75,500

 

June 10, 2004

Sold By: Auctioned at Christie's, Paris

Auction Estimate: $58,000 - $80,000

Sold For: $101,020




 

Roots
(1943)

 

 

May 24, 2006

Sold By: Auctioned at Sotheby's, New York

Auction Estimate: $5,000,000 - $7,000,000

Sold For: $5,616,000

The sale of this painting set a new record for the artist. It was sold to an anonymous phone bidder. Rumors within the art world say that the anonymous buyer was the pop star "Madonna" who owns other Kahlo originals.

 




 

Surrealist Drawing (Diego)
Colored pencil on paper
(1946)

 

May 31, 2007

Sold By: Auctioned at Sotheby's, New York

Auction Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000

Sold For: $48,000




 

Surrealist Drawing (Frida)
Colored pencil on paper
(1946)

 

May 31, 2007

Sold By: Auctioned at Sotheby's, New York

Auction Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000

Sold For: $48,000




 

Survivor
(1938)

 

May 26 - 27, 2010

Sold By: Auctioned at Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Plaza

Auction Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000

Sold For: $1,178,500
(In 1938 this piece sold for $100)




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