Experts dismiss dealer's claim to have long-lost Kahlo work

This Feb 2010 photo provided by the Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund shows a licensed replica of the missing, original painting by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, titled "La Mesa Herida" in an unknown location. The whereabouts of the original 1940 painting, which disappeared more than six decades ago in Poland, will remain one of the great mysteries of contemporary art. Historians and scholars of the Mexican artist strongly reject the claim that the original is in a London warehouse, waiting for a buyer to spend more than 40 million euros on it.

MADRID (AP) — Scholars in the work of surrealist Frida Kahlo have searched for more than six decades for “The Wounded Table,” a 1940 oil painting illuminating her pain over the breakup of her marriage to muralist Diego Rivera that hasn't been seen since an exhibition in Poland.

And the historians strongly reject the idea that the mystery of its whereabouts has been solved, as claimed by a Spanish art dealer who says the painting is now sitting in a London warehouse awaiting a buyer willing to spend more than 40 million euros ($45 million).

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