Tamara de Lempicka’s ‘Le Rêve (Rafaëla sur fond vert)’


Video (2011) by Sothersby’s TV

Elizabeth Gorayeb, Vice President, Impressionist & Modern Art, explores one of Tamara de Lempicka’s “quintessentially seductive compositions” — ‘Le Rêve (Rafaëla sur fond vert)’.


The sale of Tamara de Lempicka’s ‘Le rêve (Rafaëla sur fond vert)’ at Sothersby, 2011.


Video: Tamara de Lempicka, Portrait de Madame M. sold for $6,130,500 on 6 May 2009.

About Tamara de Lempicka

Polish born painter and bisexual woman Tamara de Lempicka (1989 – 1980) is famous for her sensual art deco-styled portraits, some of which are overtly lesbian. Her later paintings and still life show a touch of surrealism. She lived in Paris in the 1920′s. In 1939 she and her second husband emigrated to USA, where they lived for the rest of their lives.

Painter Tamara de Lempicka

Tamara de Lempicka
at Pinacothèque de Paris
Pinacothèque 2 8, rue Vignon 75009 Paris, France
Through September 8, 2013

This exhibition presents some of Tamara de Lempicka’s finest works from the period 1925 – 1935.

About Tamara de Lempicka

Polish born painter and bisexual woman Tamara de Lempicka (1989 – 1980) is famous for her sensual art deco-styled portraits, some of which are overtly lesbian. Her later paintings and still life show a touch of surrealism. She lived in Paris in the 1920′s. In 1939 she and her second husband emigrated to USA, where they lived for the rest of their lives.


Slideshow with works by Tamara de Lempicka

Related Links

Tamara de Lempicka’s bio at Culture.pl
Elizabeth Ashburn’s article about Tamara de Lempicka at www.glbtq.com
Tamara de Lempicka at Wikipedia

Art Herstory: Tamara de Lempicka

I have been looking at the videos and slideshows about Polish artist Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980) at Youtube. Her famous portraits from 1920 to 1940 can be located within the French art deco school are very popular. – Her later work touches on other traditions, including Surrealism and still life. Lots of people presents her works at Youtube, but the only video clip which caught really my attention is the one below of the auction of one of her paintings in 2009.

Portrait de Madame M. by Tamara de Lempicka set a new world auction record for the artist when it sold for $6,130,500 at Christie’s.

If you don’t know the story about the life of bisexual painter Tamara de Lempicka I would suggest that you read the article ‘Lempicka, Tamara de (1898?-1980)’ at www.glbtq.com – an encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, & queer culture.