Today Is Art Day Pin - Self-Portrait with Monkeys - Frida
Self-Portrait with Monkeys by Frida Kahlo
About Self-Portrait with Monkeys
Flora and fauna feature prominently in Kahlo’s paintings, often representing larger themes within her work. In this painting, Kahlo is surrounded by four monkeys, which she kept as pets in Coyoacán. Her pets have frequently been described as surrogates for her maternal energies.
Frida’s menagerie comprised chickens, sparrows, macaws, spider monkeys and parakeets, Bonito the parrot and a fawn named Granizo.
Soft Enamel Pin
Two black rubber clutches
Backer card (90 x 52 mm)
Transparent bag with hole
Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait with Monkeys, 1943
© (2018) Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / SOCAN (2019)