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Eli Wilner & Company Frames the Most Expensive Painting Ever Sold by Female Artist Frida Kahlo.

NEW YORK -- First graph, first sentence should read: ...was tapped by Sotheby's to loan a frame for exhibition, the masterpiece "Roots", painted by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. (sted: ...was tapped by Sotheby's to loan a frame for exhibition the most valuable work by a female painter, "Roots", painted by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.)

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ELI WILNER & COMPANY FRAMES THE MOST EXPENSIVE PAINTING EVER SOLD BY FEMALE ARTIST FRIDA KAHLO

Eli Wilner & Company, the world's largest resource for antique American and European frames was tapped by Sotheby's to loan a frame for exhibition, the masterpiece "Roots", painted by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The 1943 painting fetched a record 5.6 million dollars at auction, making this a record sale for Kahlo and a new record for a Latin American work of art at auction. "Roots," shows the artist reclining in a bright orange dress with leafy roots growing out of her body into the ground, a symbol of being nourished by the earth. This marks the second time Eli Wilner & Company has risen to the challenge and framed for exhibition a work of art that reached record sales. Eli Wilner & Company recently framed for Sotheby's "Dora Maar au chat", a Picasso which sold for more than $95,000,000 dollars in May.

"We value the trust that Sotheby's puts in Eli Wilner & Company and its rare selection of frames," says Eli Wilner, founder and CEO of Eli Wilner & Company. "We feel honored to have framed this beautiful piece and ultimately be a part of this historic sale." For a more detailed description concerning the sale, please visit www.eliwilner.com.

About Eli Wilner & Company

Eli Wilner & Company located at 1525 York Avenue, New York City, NY 10028 is the world's largest resource for antique American and European frames. As specialists in period framing for over 20 years, Eli Wilner & Company has worked with museums and auction houses framing priceless works of art. For more information please visit www.eliwilner.com or call 212-744-6521

Sotheby's Holdings, Inc is the parent company of Sotheby's worldwide auction businesses, art-related financing and private sales activities. The Company operates in 34 countries, with principal salesrooms located in New York and London. The company also regularly conducts auctions in 13 other salesrooms around the world, including Australia, Hong Kong, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Singapore. Sotheby's Holdings, Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BID.
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