fridaA painting by Frida Kahlo set a new auction record for the Mexican painter when it sold for $8 million at Christie’s sale of impressionist and modern art Thursday night.

Kahlo’s “Two Nudes in the Forest (The Land Itself),” depicts two nudes in a dreamlike setting.

It had been estimated to bring $8 million to $12 million and was shown in an exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden last year. The previous auction record for Kahlo was $5.6 million.

The small 1939 canvas was a gift for Kahlo’s friend, film star Dolores del Rio. It last appeared at auction in 1989.

Her legend and legacy keep growing.

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