February 24, 2005
Madonna is to lend two of her most cherished works of art to Tate Modern for an exhibition, it was revealed today.
In June the Tate will hold the first ever British exhibition dedicated to Frida Kahlo.
The eccentrically moustached Mexican painter was the subject of an Oscarwinning film Frida in 2002, starring Salma Hayek.
The Tate Modern exhibition will star more than 70 of her 144 paintings - including Madonna's canvasses Self - Portrait with Monkey and My Birth.
Self - Portrait with Monkey is one of the most cherished pieces in Madonna's art collection and has pride of place in her London home.
The singer receives up to 10 requests a year to lend her works - which include paintings by Picasso, Lager, Salvador Dali and Man Ray.