She was there. Smoking a cigarette with Frida Kahlo, circa 1940s. 

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Graphite, soft pastel, watercolour, and lipstick on paper. 24″ x 36″. Original photograph Bettmann archive. ©2017 Mary Khan

Dear Frida,

Thank you for the gold, silver, diamonds,

and turquoise.

Paintings and jewels.

Paint anything, anyone.

Paint in triplicate if you have to.

Paint for me, for you, Diego and the universe.

Yours,

Mary

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