Trotsky and Frida with a Pinata
Trotsky and Frida with a Pinata
Oil on Panel
12"x12"
2015

Some time ago I read a short biography of Leon Trotsky and was impressed by his role in the Russian Revolution. Eventually the Bolsheviks come to be controlled by the larger psychopath and Trotsky was exiled, eventually arriving in Mexico where he had a short affair with Frida Kahlo. Frida was very idealistic about Communism and even thought it could free people of physical pain. Her body was a great source of pain for her throughout her life. Frida is freed of her painful body in this image, only the heart remains. The pinata is the head of the Statue of Liberty mounted on the crepe-papered body of the Venus of Willendorf.