Mexico threatens to sue a businessman who presumed the burning of Frida Kahlo's work

The federal government announced that it gathers all the information to know if the employer Martín Mobarak burned an original work by Frida Kahlowith the understanding that it would be a federal crime.

The Ministry of Culture confirmed that they will not receive any donation from this character, as he publicly announced.

On July 30, 2022, Martin Mobarak, millionaire and CEO of Frida&nftdecided to digitize the drawing “Sinister Ghosts” by the Mexican artist valued at 10 million dollars to turn it into NFTs and burn the original.

Given the controversy, the Mexican government released a statement in which it states that the Bank of Mexico is a trustee in the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museum Trust, in its capacity as owner of the patrimonial rights of the works.

The government claims that Kahlo’s creations are protected by “artistic monument”, including easel work, graphic work, engravings and technical documents that are the property of the nation or private individuals.

In Mexico, the deliberate destruction of an artistic monument constitutes a crime in terms of the Federal Law on Archaeological, Artistic and Historical Monuments and Zones.

The Ministry of Culture announced that it is gathering all the necessary information to determine if the businessman burned the original work or a copy, although there is no record of permission to reproduce the work “Fantasmones sinisters”.

This is how the businessman boasted:

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