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Frida Kahlo's love letters to Jose Bartoli sell for $137K




Frida Kahlo, Her Photos, on display at Museum of Latin American Art through June 8, 2014.
Frida Kahlo, Her Photos, on display at Museum of Latin American Art through June 8, 2014.

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Frida Kahlo's self-portraits made her famous around the world. But some of her lesser-known works -- her love letters to Jose Bartoli -- went up for auction in New York on Wednesday.

While the love letters are well-preserved and are considered a treasure, is it strange to have Kahlo's intimate items up for grabs? Peter Costanzo, director of the rare books, autographs and photographs department at Doyle's New York, tells more.