Tamara de Lempicka, a prominent female artist of Art Deco, was famous for her female expressive and sensual paintings. The work of art of interwar of her gave him the nickname “the baroness with a brush”.
The portraits of Lempicka often represented the elite subjects of it in tempting textures that shone with flattering light. The art of Lempicka portrayed the influences of neoclassical and cubism to Italian Mannerists, such as Bronzino and Botticelli. The ability to mix these classic and contemporary elements made the paintings unique.
Born in 1898 in Warsaw, Poland, Lempicka was born in a rich house and spent most of his, living in Italy and Switzerland. During this time, he was mainly impressed by the works of the Masters of Manierís and Renaissance.
She seated the foundations for his artistic interests. Fleeing in France After the beginning of the Russian Revolution in 1917, Lempicka met the artists Jean Cocteau and Pablo Picasso. In France, he became a prominent part of the avant-garde Parisian movement. Fearing World War II, the artist moved to New York in 1939, where she developed her style of Decoration of Postwar Art. She continued to create paintings in this style for the rest of her life.
It was during this period that the artist enjoyed great praise, painting dukes and wear. The portraits of women are also in great demand in the art market. Between the top ten works of art by Tamara de Lempicka, women’s paintings have been sold at record prices. There are many other works of art that will be sold on the auctions, to see all this information, check the previews of the auction on the auction daily
The artist enjoyed a larger audience during his stay in France. However, after the 1930s, Lempicka struggled to find the right subject. She eliminated the demand for her work. However, her art became popular again after the 1973 exhibition of her interwar artwork at the Palais du Luxembourg in Paris.
Tamara de Lempicka paintings have been in great demand since their death in 1980 and attracted outstanding personalities such as Madonna and Barbara Streisand. Madonna was an art fanatic of Lempicka that added the images of Lempicka in the video of the famous song of her “Vogue”. It is also known that the singer is a prominent collector of the artwork of Lempicka and helped recover her prominence.
Over the years, the nudes and portraits of the Tamara de Lempicka auction have been the best selection between glamorous art collectors, including celebrities. The 1927 portrait of Lempicka entitled Le Réve was sold at a Sotheby auction in 2011 in New York for a record price of $ 8.5 million.
Another prominent feature of Tamara de Lempicka art is her appeal to fashion. In her self-portraits, the artist often brought marks known as Coco Chanel. She led to the reproduction of her portraits in magazines, like Harper’s Bazaar.
A remarkable example is the famous portrait of Ira Perrot, entitled La Musicienne, where Perrot touches the mandolin in a long blue dress. This portrait appeared on the cover of the German magazine Die Dame in 1930. La Musicienne broke the previous history of Lempicka by obtaining $ 9.1 million at the Christie auction in November 2018 in New York.
In November 2019, Lempicka’s La Tunique Rose (1927), which portrays the popular theme of her Rafaela Fano, sold at a Sotheby auction in New York for $ 13.3 million.
He broke the previous LEMPICKA record with the best estimate of $ 8 million. Rafaela, according to Lempicka, was “the most beautiful woman I’ve seen (Lempicka)”.
The artwork of Lempicka broke its November 2019 record only three months later, on February 5, 2020.
The Impressionist and Modern Art Auction in Christie in London sold Marjorie Ferry Lempicka portrait for $ 21.1 million. The monochrome portrait of the 1932 Jazz Age presents a Ferry Cabaret Singer in Paris.
Marjorie’s ferry paint was originally commissioned by the wealthy husband of the singer. He portrays the ferry in the style of the Lempicka signature that includes a work of light and sharp angles. The same painting was also offered earlier in the auction in 2009 and sold for $ 4.9 million to Wolfgang Joop, a German fashion designer.
The art market has seen a constant increase in the demand for works of art by Tamara de Lempicka in recent years. Almost 20 paintings by the Art Deco painter have raised more than $ 1 million at auctions.
The glamour and the sensuality of the artwork of it and the availability of the best works of Lempicka are some of the reasons for constant demand in the collector’s market.
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