Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). From “myselfportraits, ode to icons” Series. In 1939, Frida Kahlo discovered that her husband, the famous Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera, was having an affair with her sister. To spite him, in a fit of rage, she chopped off her long black hair that Rivera loved. Along with her hair, she temporarily shed her trademark Tehuna style of dressing for masculine attire. She and Diego divorced, three months later remarrying with an agreement to live separate and independent lives under the same roof. “The art of Kahlo is like a ribbon around a bomb,” said André Breton.