Thursday, October 18, 2007
Defending her father against the charges of being an abusive husband, Guadalupe Rivera criticized his famous third wife Frida Kahlo as a self-obsessed, subpar painter. "During her life, she painted some 50 paintings, and the theme was her own image," she told the Costa Rican newspaper La Nacion. "It has been said that my father made Frida suffer and I can tell you that ... Frida made my father suffer. Society today, in my opinion, is completely decadent and needs a decadent icon. Frida is the symbol of this decadence," she added. She also suggested that Kahlo's work only commands high prices now because of the interest from Madonna, whom she referred to as an actress.