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Many of Kahlo's still life paintings contain sexual references in which the fruits are transformed into sexual symbols. Still Life, Round was done for the dinning room of the Mexican presidential residence, Los Pinos, but was later returned, perhaps because its fruits were too voluptuously graphic.
In the center of this unusual round still life lies an open papaya that has been transformed into a womb filled with sperm cells swimming about. The coral fungus next to it resembles ovaries while the open cherimoya fruit lying below the bananas resembles female genitalia.
The painting now is on display in the Frida Kahlo Museum.