Poland’s first ever exhibition devoted solely to famed painter Tamara Łempicka – recognized for her Artwork Deco portraits, considered one of which in 2020 grew to become the most costly work by a Polish artist ever offered – has opened within the metropolis of Lublin.
The Warsaw-born artist, also referred to as Tamara de Lempicka, lived in Paris and the USA, the place she grew to become distinguished in excessive society circles, earlier than spending the ultimate few years of her life in Mexico.
The exhibition, titled “A Girl in Journey”, pays homage to her exceptional life and showcases a lot of her works, that are right now prized by collectors, most famously Madonna.
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The exhibition opened within the Nationwide Museum in Lublin on 18 March, the anniversary of Łempicka’s dying in 1980. Organised collectively with Villa la Fleur in collaboration with the Tamara de Lempicka property, it’s going to run till 14 August 2022.
“Tamara Łempicka grew to become an icon of her instances. Within the Nineteen Twenties and ‘30s she created her personal creative language that’s nonetheless recognisable right now, bringing her fame and renown all through the world,” write the organisers of the brand new exhibition.
Born in 1898 in Warsaw, then a part of Congress Poland within the Russian Empire, as Tamara Rosalia Gurwik-Górska, she later went as an adolescent to stay together with her aunt in Saint Petersburg. There she married a Polish lawyer, travelling with him to Paris, the place she would spend the complete inter-war interval.
After learning portray, Łempicka participated prominently in Parisian creative and social lifetime of Paris. Her second husband was Baron Raoul Kuffner, a rich artwork collector, and he or she thus grew to become often known as “the Baroness with a Brush”.
Polish Artwork Deco artist Tamara de Lempicka is honoured right now, on the a hundred and twentieth anniversary of her beginning, with a Google Doodle. Born in Warsaw, she went on to stay an itinerant life, transferring to St Petersburg, then Paris, the US and at last Mexico https://t.co/ShNxYXS0VK pic.twitter.com/h83unbEtNz
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The couple moved to the USA when the warfare broke out, and there she painted celeb portraits, nonetheless lifes and summary work.
Her work regained renown within the late Nineteen Sixties amid a resurgence of curiosity in Artwork Deco. After her dying in 1980, her legacy continued with quite a few tributes together with a well-liked stage play and a novel about her life.
Madonna is a well known admirer and collector of Łempicka’s work, which has featured within the singer’s movies and tour surroundings. “I’ve a ton of her work in New York,” Madonna as soon as advised Vainness Truthful. “I’ve a Lempicka museum.”
Jack Nicholson and Barbra Streisand are different well-known collectors. In 2020, Łempicka’s Portrait de Marjorie Ferry went for £16.3 million kilos at public sale in London, setting the report for a piece by a Polish artist.
A piece by Tamara Łempicka, famed for her Artwork Deco portraits, has grew to become the most costly portray by a Polish artist ever offered, after being auctioned for £16.3 million at @ChristiesInc in London https://t.co/xTOPdaUs3T
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The brand new exhibition in Lublin is the primary dedicated to Łempicka’s works to happen in Poland. It follows different shows of her work lately on the Seoul Arts Middle and Chiablese Palace in Turin, in addition to earlier exhibitions all through Europe, the USA and Asia.
Work from private and non-private Polish collections in addition to museums in France together with the Pompidou Centre characteristic within the exhibit. The artworks, that are inextricably linked to the artist’s life, are introduced alongside furnishings, handicraft and garments from the period.
“Though she occurred to stay in tempestuous instances of political and socio-cultural modifications, her unstinting willpower and want to attain success contributed to creating her personal legend,” says the organisers.
“Tamara Łempicka created the determine of a timeless artist, and her skilful manipulation of details from her life mixed with class and innate grace meant that she was capable of captivate anybody who appeared on her path.”
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Important picture credit score: Jakub Orzechowski/Agencja Wyborcza.pl
Ben Koschalka is a translator and senior editor at Notes from Poland. Initially from Britain, he has lived in Kraków since 2005.