Frida Kahlo Portrait to Be Sold at Sotheby’s Auction of Latin American Art

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NEW YORK, NY (REUTERS).- A locket-size self-portrait by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and a historical sweep of works by Fernando Botero will be sold next month at Sotheby’s auction of Latin American Masterpieces. Sotheby’s said “Autorretrato en Miniatura,” or self-portrait in miniature, which sold for $225,750 in 2000, could fetch up to $1.2 million. It is Kahlo’s smallest work, measuring just 2 inches by 1-5/8 inches, the auction house said. In the oval portrait, she appears youthful and serene and wears chandelier-like earrings that emit a muted sparkle. “This is one of the sexiest Kahlos I’ve ever seen. She is sending it to her lover, so she is presenting her best face forward,” said Sotheby’s Latin American head