Museum falls for Frida Kahlo’s fake quote – RT World News



The Museum of Modern Art in New York has admitted that it incorrectly attributed the quote to the famous Surrealist artist Frida Kahlo. The original comment was reportedly made by a 15-year-old girl in 2008.

Monday at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) tweeted A 1940 self-portrait by Frida Kahlo, which he claimed was a quote from a Mexican artist.



I used to think I was the weirdest person in the world, but then I thought that there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who makes me feel the same quirky and flawed. ,Frida Kahlo

However, three days later, the New York-based museum acknowledged that it had “erroneously attributed” the quote without providing further details.

According to an online fact checker,QuoteInvestigator.com‘, The earliest appearance of this quote was in March 2008 on the website of mail art project ‘Postsecret’. It was reportedly printed on a postcard and mailed to Frank Warren, the founder of PostSecret. Warren said he ran a community art project in which he encouraged people to write personal secrets on homemade postcards. Some were displayed on their website.



The answer to the museum on Twitter, one person Claimed It was his daughter, Rebecca, who, at the age of 15, wrote postcards and secret notes. another person too Held responsible quote to a friendBecky,” keeping in mind the Postsecret backstory.

While some called on MoMA to remove the original tweet, others ridiculed the museum.
“It’s really embarrassing that you don’t fact-check your social media posts,” One person wrote while sharing the picture of the original postcard.



Another person shared a meme with a fake Abraham Lincoln quote in which the former US President declared, “The problem with quotes found on the Internet is that they are often not true.”

Kahlo, one of the foremost artists of the 20th century, was known for her many self-portraits. Mexicana’s works were often inspired by nature and dealt with themes including identity, the human body, and death.

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