Marco Basta, Giardino, 2010–11. Felt-tip pen on felt; 300 × 346 cm. Installation view: ‘Blue Thursday' at Gasconade, Milan (22 June – 21 July 2012). Photo: Alessandro Zambianchi.




Frida Kahlo: Self-portrait with cropped hair (1940)

This was first Frida’s self-portrait after the divorce from Diego Rivera. Like you see on the painting, she is probably wearing his clothes. Diego admired her long black hair and she has just cut them off. Strands of hair are everywhere. The verse of a song painted across the top of a portrait said: “See, if I loved you, it was for your hair, now you’re bald, I don’t love you anymore.”