The New York Times. The paper notes that “Diego and I” — or, “Diego y yo,” in Spanish — provides a glimpse into Kahlo’s troubled marriage with the Mexican muralist Diego Rivera.
He is shown in the portrait as part of her forehead, above Kahlo's weeping eyes. “This is an important late work from a period where her physical suffering had intensified and her painting became erratic,” Adriana Zavala, a curator of a Kahlo exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden in 2015, told the paper. “She looks less polished and poised.”Kahlo’s new record beat the previous benchmark by Rivera.