Two Nudes in the Forest, 1939 by Frida Kahlo

The painting was originally entitled as "The Earth Itself" and was a gift Frida Kahlo gave to her intimate girlfriend, Mexican movie start Dolores del Rio.

This painting was auctioned by Sotheby's in 1989 and was estimated with a bidding price of $120,000 - $160,000. At the end it was sold to Mary Anne Martin, the owner of a New York Art Gallery that specialized in Latin American Art. The pop star Madonna was trying to acquire this painting but was outbid.

Frida never tried to hide her bisexuality, even from her husband Diego Rivera. This painting revealed her ambivalent sexuality. Two naked woman were sitting in the background of forest. The light-skinned woman rests her head on another dark-skinned woman's lap. And in the background, this scene is being watched by a monkey, which is a symbol of devil and sin traditionally. Others said this painting is not sexual at all but shows two aspects of Frida's duality: the European and the Mexican Indian, the comforter and the one being comforted. This two nude figures depicted in this painting also appeared in Frida's another painting What the Water Gave Me.