16 MILLION POUNDS PER LEMPICA!!!
Tamara de Lempicka’s record was broken yesterday in Christie’s London. Fri “Portrait de Marjorie Ferry” was sold for a record amount of GBP 16,280,000, or about PLN 82 million. It is the most expensive-selling work by a Polish Artist on the international art market and is another record of Łempicka. Her portrait of a British cabaret artist from 1932 became an auction hit at Christie’s. The fierce fight ended with the sale of the work for PLN 16.3 million, i.e. over PLN 82 million.
Łempicka’s paintings are exhibited at art auctions not only overseas. The artist’s works reach the highest prices – over 20 of her paintings have already been sold for over $ 1 million! The most expensive are: “Le rêve” (about $ 8.5 million), “La Dormeuse” ($ 6.6 million), “Portrait of Madame M.” ($ 6.1 million), “La Musicienne” ($ 9.88 million), and “La tunique rose” ($ 13.4 million)
The sale of “Portrait de Marjorie Ferry” was the second result of the auction in question. Marjorie Ferry was a British-born cabaret singer based in Paris. The portrait from 1932 was commissioned by her husband – a wealthy financier. Later it was bought by fashion designer Wolfgang Joop.
The owners of the artist’s works are, among others, Jack Nicholson, Madonna and Barbara Streisand.
Tamara Łempicka – according to Google statistics – when it comes to Polish artists – this is one of the most searched phrases. It is our artistic pride that represents Polish art in the international arena.