Letter from Frida Kahlo to Alejandro Gómez Arias, January 1, 1925 Page 1 de 1


Museo Dolores Olmedo

Museo Dolores Olmedo
Mexico, Mexico

Answer me, answer me, answer me, answer me, answer me.
Have you heard the news? There are no more pelonas.
January 1st, 1925
My Alex: I picked up your letter this morning at eleven o’clock, but I didn’t answer you right away because as you will understand one can’t do anything when one is surrounded by people; but now that it’s 10 o’clock at night and I am alone with my soul, it’s the fittest moment to tell you what I think. (Though I don’t have a head line on my left hand. S. Mallén.)
Concerning what you say about Anita Reyna, naturally I wouldn’t be angry in the least, firstly because you’re only telling the truth, that she is and always will be very pretty and very lovely, and secondly because I love everyone you love or have loved (!) for the very simple reason that you love them. Nevertheless, I didn’t much like that part about the caresses, because even though I understand that she is very lovely, I feel something like… well, how can I put it? Like envy, you know? But that’s only natural. Whenever you feel like caressing her, even if it’s just a memory, caress me instead and just pretend it’s her, eh? My alex? You’ll say I’m very demanding, but there’s no other way to console me. I know that even if there’s a very lovely Anita Reyna, there’s another no less lovely Frida Kahlo, since Alejandro Gómez Arias likes her according to him and her. Anyway Alex, I loved the fact that you were so frank with me and told me you thought she looked nice and that she looked at you with the same hate as ever; it shows you’re a bit different


  • Title: Letter from Frida Kahlo to Alejandro Gómez Arias, January 1, 1925 Page 1 de 1
  • Creator: Frida Kahlo
  • Date Created: 1925
  • Physical Dimensions: Letter
  • Provenance: Colección privada
  • Type: Document
  • Rights: Banco de México, Fiduciario en el Fideicomiso relativo a los Museos Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo.
  • Medium: Paper

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