Blood collected in the teeth of a wolf skull
David Hockney, Diving Board with Shadow, 1978, colored and pressed paper pulp, 72x85 1/2 in.
Bit of a mess but eh, it wasn’t being marked so weeeeeeeeee!!
Healed tattoo by @scragpie
Kerry Taylor Auctions
Unlike most of Frida’s paintings, this one has no dominant central focus. It is a symbolic work illustrating various events from the artist’s life and incorporates numerous elements from her other works as well as some that appeared in her later works. The style of this painting is “surrealistic” although Frida never considered herself a “Surrealist” and didn’t even know about surrealism at the time it was painted. What the water gave her were images of past and present, life and death, comfort and loss. In the midst of this vision is Frida, drowned in her imaginings and bleeding from the corner of her mouth. She is kept afloat by a lasso that serves as a tightrope for insects and a miniature dancer.