Close Up of Frida Kahlo
New Workers School, NYC 1933

$ 2400

“At the school, Diego is now starting on the Central wall. It represents in the center the ‘4th International’. Lenin is holding in his huge hands the hands of the worker, farmer, peasant and Negro. Around him are Marx, Engels, Trotsky, and Stalin, looking sneaky murderous and out of harmony with the rest, and others of all the divisions of the party. Diego looks at Dimi and I at a distance since we think he exaggerated Stalin’s lowness. He says Stalin is even worse than that and won’t be long in the picture. Frida seemed disgusted at me for thinking Stalin too exaggerated. She sees in that a kind of rebellion towards Diego.”