September 28, 2009
Published Kahlo paintings may be fake
Prosecutors in Mexico say they are investigating whether hundreds of paintings featured in two books about Frida Kahlo might be fakes.
The BBC said the probe is in response to a claim filed by the late Mexican artist's estate, the Frida Kahlo Trust, regarding works featured in
Finding Frida Kahlo and
The Labyrinth of Frida Kahlo: Death, Pain and Ambivalence.
We must stop the commercialization of false works, the BBC quoted Frida Kahlo Museum director Hilda Trujillo as saying.
This will infect all the studies of Frida Kahlo with a virus and bad, inaccurate information, U.S. art expert James Oles said.