Sotheby’s is all set to make art history with their hammer again as a stunning and valuable miniature self-portrait of Frida Kahlo comes up for bidding soon. Touted to be the smallest work of art by the Mexican born painter, the portrait was meant to be a gift for her lover Jose Bartoli. On the behind the text reads “Para Bartoli con amor” (For Bartoli, with love). Measured at 2-inches by 1-5/8 inches, a young Frida makes a rare serene appearance a happy shift from her tear ridden portraits.
The self-portrait is said to fetch as much as $1.2 million. The most expensive Kahlo art to be sold is a painting titled “Roots” that fetched $5.61 million back in 2005.