Frida Kahlo painted herself lying on her sickbed, the tip of a funnel entering her mouth. The bowl of the funnel is stuffed with poison and death -- a skull, a dead fish, dead fowl. Tears run down her cheeks.
The art collectors Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch gave the city of Berlin 150 paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists including Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte with an estimated value of 120 million euros ($160 million).
At the World Monuments Fund gala last night, honoree Roberto Hernandez Ramirez, former chief executive officer of Banco Nacional de Mexico SA, had his daughters, sons-in-law and a grandson fly from Mexico City to join him in the Plaza’s ballroom.