Tamara Lempicka (1898 – 1980)

Tamara Lempicka. Portrait de Mademoiselle Poum Rachou

Olej z najlepszego okresu Tamary Łempickiej. Obserwowałem na żywo aukcję w Sotheby’s i znowu nie wygrałem. Słodki obrazek, bez innuendo, a jednak z wyjściowego $3M wylicytowano ponad $6M. Tamara Łempicka nadal króluje wśród polskich artystek. W tym roku najwyżej sprzedanym polskim obrazem na rynku zagranicznym było koło Fangora (ponad 470,000 GBP). Dopiero porównując widać marność nad marnościami i jak bardzo są te jego prace przepłacane w Polsce. Amen

Lot 42. Tamara de Lempicka 1898 – 1980. Portrait de Mademoiselle Poum Rachou, oil on canvas, 36¼ by 18½ in. 92 by 47 cm. Executed in 1933. Provenance: Louis Rachou & Mme Girault de Coursac (née Mademoiselle Poum Rachou), Paris (acquired from the artist), Galerie Bailly, Paris (acquired from the above), Sotheby’s New York, 14 May 1992, lot 274 (consigned by the above), Wolfgang Joop, Germany (acquired at the above sale), Sotheby’s New York, 5 May 2009, lot 27 (consigned by the above), Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Literature: Tamara de Lempicka, Annotated Photographic Album, Archives Lempicka, Houston, 1923-33, no. 16. Marc Vaux, Lempicka Collection, Paris, 1972, no. 1616. Gioia Mori, Tamara de Lempicka, Parigi 1920-1938, Florence, 1994, no. 107, p. 206, illustrated in color (dated 1934). Alain Blondel, Tamara de Lempicka, Catalogue Raisonné 1921-1979, Lausanne, 1999, no. B.175, p. 270, illustrated in color . Patrick Bade, Tamara de Lempicka, New York, 2006, p. 83, illustrated in color . Gioia Mori, Tamara Lempicka: The Queen of Modern, Rome, 2011, p. 112 

Exhibited: Paris, Salon des Tuileries, 1934, no. 1203. Rome, Accademia di Francia, Villa Medici, Tamara de Lempicka, Tra eleganza e trasgressione, 1994, no. 16, p. 54, illustrated in color (titled Girl with Teddy Bear and dated 1934). Montréal, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tamara de Lempicka, 1994. London, Royal Academy of Arts & Vienna, Kunstforum Wien, Tamara de Lempicka: Art Deco Icon, 2004-05, no. 51, illustrated in color Milan, Palazzo Reale, Tamara de Lempicka, 2006-07, no. 43, n.p., illustrated in color.

Estimate $3,500,000 – 5,000,000. Sotheby’s. 11/16/21. Sold $6,600,000 ($7,847,400)

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