Tamara Łempicka (1898 – 1980)

Lot 38. Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980). Les confidences, oil on canvas; 18 1/4 x 15 in. (46.4 x 38.2 cm.). Painted in 1928. Estimate £1,800,000 – £2,500,000

Provenance

Galleria Campo dei Fiori, Italy, by 1990.
Anonymous sale, Finarte, Milan, 10 April 1990, lot 311.
Galleria Gasparini, Rome, by 1992.
Private collection, Venice.

Literature

T. de Lempicka, Annotated Photo Album, Houston, 1923-1933, no. 58.
M. Vaux, Fonds Lempicka, Paris, 1972, no. 58.
F. Zeri, ‘L’orto aperto’, in Dans les Jardins de l’Art, Milan, 1990, p. 132.
G. Mori, Tamara de Lempicka, Paris, 1920-1938, Florence, 1994, no. 46, p. 145 (illustrated).
A. Blondel & U. Hirohi, Tamara de Lempicka, Tokyo, 1997, no. 25, p. 70 (illustrated).
A. Blondel, Tamara de Lempicka, Catalogue raisonné 1921-1979, Paris, 1999, no. B94 (illustrated).
Exh. cat., Tamara Lempicka, Art Deco Icon, London, 2004, p. 20 (illustrated).

Exhibited

Rome, Accademia Valentino, La seduzione: da Boucher a Warhol, November 1992 – February 1993 (illustrated on the cover and p. 62).
Rome, Villa Medici, Tamara Lempicka -Tra eleganza e trasgressione, February – May 1994, no. 23, p. 8 (illustrated p. 56; titled ‘Les deux amies’).
Rome, Galleri a Campo dei Fiori, Da Balla a Lempicka, 1996, no. 12 (titled ‘Les deux amies’).
Tokyo-Hiroshima, Hiroshima Museum of Fine Art, Tamara Lempicka, 1997, no. 25.
Milan, Palazzo Reale, Tamara Lempicka, October – January 2007, p. 132 (illustrated).
London, Royal Academy, Tamara Lempicka, Art Deco Icon, May – August 2004, p. 20; this exhibition later travelled to Vienna, Kunstforum, September 2004 – January 2005.

Christies. 24 June 2014.

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