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  • Extraordinary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo painted many images of herself, her pet monkeys and a lush background of plants, including “Self-Portrait with Monkeys.” Created during her most prolific period, this work may portray Kahlo (1907 – 1954) when she taught at Mexico City’s School of Painting and Sculpture. Shortly after Kahlo took the position there, her health deteriorated, and she had to teach at home. Her class eventually dwindled to only four students, who dubbed themselves “Los Fridos.” In this painting, those loyal students are thought to be represented by Kahlo’s beloved monkeys.
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