Museum falls due to false Frida Kahlo quotes — RT World News

The Museum of Modern Art in New York admitted that it mistakenly attributed the quotation to the famous surrealist artist Frida Kahlo. According to reports, the initial comment was made in 2008 by a 15-year-old girl.

Monday, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Tweet A self-portrait created by Frida Kahlo in 1940, with quotes they claim to be the Mexican artist himself.

I used to think that I was the strangest person in the world, but then I thought that with so many people in the world, there must be people who feel weird and flawed like me. Frida Kahlo

However, three days later, the New York-based museum admitted that it “wrongly attributed” this sentence, but did not provide further information.

According to the online fact checker, ‘quoteinvestigator.com‘, this sentence first appeared on the website of the mail art project “PostSecret” in March 2008. According to reports, it was printed on a postcard and sent to PostSecret founder Frank Warren. Warren said that he hosted a community art project that encouraged people to write personal secrets on homemade postcards. Some are shown on his website.

Respond to the museum on Twitter, alone claim It was their daughter Rebecca who wrote the postcard and secret note when she was 15 years old.Another person also Attributed to To a friend, “Becky,” noticed the background story of PostSecret.

While some people called for the Museum of Modern Art to withdraw the original tweet, others laughed at the museum.
“You don’t check your social media posts, it’s really embarrassing,” One person wrote, sharing the image of the original postcard.

Another person shared a meme with a false Abraham Lincoln quote in which the former president of the United States declared, “The problem with the quotes found on the Internet is that they are usually untrue.”

Carlo is one of the most outstanding artists of the 20th century and is known for his numerous self-portraits. Mexican works are often inspired by nature and involve topics such as identity, the human body, and death.

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