05 November 2007

coocoo lunatic of the Surrealists

" ... I had to wait like an idiot till I met Marcel Duchamp (a marvelous painter) who is the only one who has his feet on the earth, among all this bunch of coocoo lunatic - of the Surrealists .... They are so damn "intelectual" [sic] and rotten that I can't stand them any more. It is really too much for my character - I rather sit on the floor in the market of Toluca and sell tortillas, than to have anything to do with those "artistic" --- of Paris."

Frida Kahlo to Nickolas Muray, 1939 Feb. 16. Letter. Nickolas Muray papers, 1911-1978. Archives of American Art.

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