Lot 733:
KAHLO FRIDA (1907-1954)
Autograph Letter Dated and Signed. A.L.S. “Frida”, Coyoacán. D.F. Mexico. June 22, 1939, to Julien LEVY, his New York gallery owner. 1 page in-4 on paper with embossed lace frame. Written in English. Nice letter to his New York gallery owner, Julien LEVY. “Julien darling, When are you coming to México ? I miss you beyond words. I miss N.Y. a lot, and only if you come here I will be less sad in this damn place. What are you doing now ? You told me that you were working like hell on the Fair , but what happened, what did you do with Dalí ? Is he coming with you ? Tell me about yourself, about Muriel - Please bring with you Maxime Sullivan’s records. And if you don’t come , please send them to me , it will be at least a part of you here. I have the portrait of the Three Moons always near me. Love Frida” Julien Levy (1906-1981) Gallery owner, American art dealer. Julien Levy was an American gallerist and art dealer, owner of the Julien Levy Gallery in New York, which in the 1930s and 1940s opened its doors to surrealism and contemporary photography. Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) Mexican painter, Magdalena Frida Carmen Kahlo Calderón or Frida Kahlo, was born on the 6th of July 1907 in a territorial demarcation of the present federal entity of Mexico City, the Delegation of Coyoacán, and died on the 13th of July 1954 in the same place. In 1938, Levy organized Frida Kahlo’s first solo exhibition at his gallery in New York. This exhibition was notably supported by the surrealist poet André Breton, who wrote the brochure and contributed to the promotion of Kahlo’s work. Half of the twenty-five works presented were sold.
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