Kahlo continues to be a leader after her death; her paintings fetch record-breaking prices both as a female artist and a Latin American one. She is seen as one of Mexico’s most shocking artists, pushing art towards the avant-garde and helping to bring the Mexican folk style that influenced her work to the international stage. Her candor in utilizing her physical and emotional pain to create brutally honest work continues to build a legacy of followers to this day, including the Mexican government that decreed her art to be national patrimony.
Frederik Willem de Klerk was born on March 18th 1936 in Johannesburg, the son of Senator Jan de Klerk a leading politician. He studied law in Potchefstroom University (now North-West University), before going on to practice in the Transvaal where he helped form one of the leading law practices outside of South Africa's metropolitan areas.