Today is Art Day

Self-Portrait with Monkeys Pin


Although the monkeys that appear in this famous painting by Frida Kahlo are a metaphor for her most loyal students, the artist also had actual literal pet monkeys that were real and she had them in her house and pet them and took them to parties and we're not jealous.

  • Soft enamel pin 1.25"
  • 9 colors
  • Backer card (90 x 52 mm)
  • Transparent bag with hole
  • Perfect for jackets, shirts, backpacks, fanny packs, shoes, saddles, cloaks, and capes

Frida Kahlo, "Self-Portrait with Monkeys" (1943)
© (2018) Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / SOCAN (2019)

About "Self-Portrait with Monkeys"

In the year this self-portrait was painted, Kahlo accepted a teaching position at the School of Painting and Sculpture in Mexico City. Soon after, her health took a turn for the worse, and classes had to be held in her home in Coyoacán. Eventually the class dwindled to only four loyal students, who called themselves "Los Fridos." Here, Kahlo may be portraying herself as the teacher surrounded by the remaining students. Heads up: the pin maker could only afford two monkeys.