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Stylistic development

In the late fifties, Lempicka was quite bewildered as to her painting career. She reached out in various directions, and, for a time, worked "in the manner of ..." various artists. For instance, she reverted to several of her own previous still lifes, reinterpreting them in the manner of Georges Braque (see "Apple, Quince, Grapes" I and II [B.373]). She was also attracted to the elongated style characteristic of Bernard Buffet. At this stage of her development, Lempicka began working with a palette knife, discovering a taste for the paint matter itself, and for the looser contours of directly applied colors. This looked like the opening she had been waiting for, so she applied herself to this technique with uttermost diligence, producing a great number of still lifes and new versions of former compositions. However, this artist's basically versatile nature motivated her to renew with abstraction from time to time. Thus, in the early sixties, she undertook a series of paintings obviously inspired by the abstract painter Serge Poliakoff (1900-1969). Reverting to a figurative approach, Lempicka next turned to landscapes and animals, depicting (often in double) pigeons, roosters, rabbits, swans... In consideration of the ocher red dominating this period of her production, Lempicka grouped these works under the general heading of "terra-cotta". They were set on display at a retrospective show at the Ror-Volmar Gallery in Paris (in 1961), and reappeared the following year at the Alexander Iolas Gallery in New York. Commercially speaking, both shows were absolute fiascos, which wounded the artist to the core. She slowed down her production and, in her bitterness, maintained that she was through with exhibitions. Her idea was to continue working on a limited number of recurrent themes, creating several series such as cutlery and bottles on a table, bouquets of flowers, baskets and bowls of fruits. By the end sixties, her production comprised many replicas.
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Apple, Quince, Grapes II
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Apple, Grapes II
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Still Life with Fish
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Fishes
spacerPortrait of Françoise Sagan
Portrait of Françoise Sagan
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spacerPortrait of Maria Callas (study)
Portrait of Maria Callas (study)
spacerNude with Book
Nude with Book
spacerNude from Behind
Nude from Behind
spacerPitcher and Fish I
Pitcher and Fish I
spacerPitcher and Fish II
Pitcher and Fish II
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spacerEtruscan Woman
Etruscan Woman
spacerPitcher and Fruit Bowl
Pitcher and Fruit Bowl
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Still Life with Pitcher
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Still Life with Fruit Bowl
spacerPitcher and Knife
Pitcher and Knife
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spacerAbstract Composition in Beige I
Abstract Composition in Beige I
spacerAbstract Composition in Beige II
Abstract Composition in Beige II
spacerAbstract Composition in White
Abstract Composition in White
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Abstract Composition
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Abstract Composition
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spacerAbstract Composition A1
Abstract Composition A1
spacerAbstract Composition A2
Abstract Composition A2
spacerAbstract Composition B1
Abstract Composition B1
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Abstract Composition B2
spacerAbstract Composition C1
Abstract Composition C1
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Abstract Composition C2
spacerComposition in Gray and Yellow
Composition in Gray and Yellow
spacerAbstract Composition
Abstract Composition
spacerModel in the Studio (abstract)
Model in the Studio (abstract)
spacerThe Reader IV
The Reader IV
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spacerWasherwoman I
Washerwoman I
spacerWasherwoman II
Washerwoman II
spacerBust of Nude
Bust of Nude
spacerAméthyste II
Améthyste II
spacerFace
Face
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spacerHead of Bent Woman
Head of Bent Woman
spacerThe Swans I
The Swans I
spacerThe Two Doves I
The Two Doves I
spacerThe Two Doves II
The Two Doves II
spacerTulips I
Tulips I
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spacerTulips II
Tulips II
spacerFlower Vase
Flower Vase
spacerFlower Vase
Flower Vase
spacerOrange Flowers in a Vase
Orange Flowers in a Vase
spacerLily in a Vase I
Lily in a Vase I
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spacerLily in a Vase II
Lily in a Vase II
spacerFlower Bouquet I
Flower Bouquet I
spacerFlower Bouquet II
Flower Bouquet II
spacerStill Life with Lemons on a Chair I
Still Life with Lemons on a Chair I
spacerStill Life with Lemons on a Chair II
Still Life with Lemons on a Chair II
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spacerPitcher on a Chair II
Pitcher on a Chair II
spacerPitcher on a Chair III
Pitcher on a Chair III
spacerApples and Grapes in a Bowl
Apples and Grapes in a Bowl
spacerStill Life with a Sugar Bowl
Still Life with a Sugar Bowl
spacerStill Life, Glass and Cherries
Still Life, Glass and Cherries
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spacerThe Rooster
The Rooster
spacerTulips and Bowl
Tulips and Bowl
spacerThe Rabbits I
The Rabbits I
spacerThe Rabbits II
The Rabbits II
spacerCloister in Tuscany
Cloister in Tuscany
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spacerGondola in Venice
Gondola in Venice
spacerVenice in the Rain
Venice in the Rain
spacerThe Yellow Tulips
The Yellow Tulips
spacerBouquet of Carnations
Bouquet of Carnations
spacerThe Lilac Bouquet
The Lilac Bouquet
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spacerDaisies in a Vase
Daisies in a Vase
spacerBottle and Fruit Dish
Bottle and Fruit Dish
spacerThe Table I
The Table I
spacerThe Table II
The Table II
spacerThe Meal
The Meal
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spacerPitcher and Bottles
Pitcher and Bottles
spacerReclining Nude
Reclining Nude
spacerNymph
Nymph
spacerNude with Pitcher II
Nude with Pitcher II
spacerThe Lovers
The Lovers
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spacerHarlequin
Harlequin
spacerFruits in a Fruit Dish
Fruits in a Fruit Dish
spacerFruit Basket
Fruit Basket
spacerFruits in a Bowl II
Fruits in a Bowl II
spacerFruits in a Bowl III
Fruits in a Bowl III
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spacerStill Life with Fruit Dish
Still Life with Fruit Dish
spacerLemons
Lemons
spacerGrapes and Oranges
Grapes and Oranges
spacerGrapes and Oranges
Grapes and Oranges
spacerSnowy Landscape I
Snowy Landscape I
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spacerSnowy Landscape II
Snowy Landscape II
spacerSnowy Landscape III
Snowy Landscape III
spacerAbstract Composition in Blue
Abstract Composition in Blue
spacerThe Earth
The Earth
spacerThe Ocean
The Ocean
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spacerAmethyst III
Amethyst III
spacerPink Portrait
Pink Portrait
spacerMadonna
Madonna
spacerThe Peasant Girl II
The Peasant Girl II
spacerMother and Child
Mother and Child
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spacerHead of a Young Lady
Head of a Young Lady
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Head of a Young Lady
spacerYoung Lady with a Beret I
Young Lady with a Beret I
spacerYoung Lady with a Beret II
Young Lady with a Beret II
spacerMadonina III
Madonina III
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spacerThe Arums V
The Arums V
spacerThe Two Girlfriends II
The Two Girlfriends II
spacerThe Two Girlfriends III
The Two Girlfriends III
spacerThe Two Girlfriends IV
The Two Girlfriends IV
spacerSuzanne Bathing III
Suzanne Bathing III
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spacerThe Blue Hour III
The Blue Hour III
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  • Apple, Quince, Grapes II
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    Apple, Quince, Grapes II

    B.373
    circa1958
    Oil on cardboard
    30,5 x 41 cm (12 x 16 1/8 in) 
    T.LEMPICKA (top right)
    (Pomme, coing, raisins II)
    Same composition as in Lempicka's 1952 "Apple, Grapes, Quince I" (B.318), but this time in the manner of Georges Braque.
    Collections
    1960 - Purchased directly by Mr. Gino Puglisi - Italy
    1992 - Private collection -
  • Apple, Grapes II
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    Apple, Grapes II

    B.374
    circa1958
    Oil on canvas
    30,5 x 41 cm (12 x 16 1/8 in) 
    T.LEMPICKA (top right)
    (Pomme, raisins II)
    Another variant of a preceding work (the 1952 "Apple, Grapes I", B.319), again in the manner of Georges Braque.
    Collections
    1960 - Purchased directly by Mr. Gino Puglisi - Italy
    1992 - Private collection -
  • Still Life with Fish
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    Still Life with Fish

    B.375
    circa1958
    Oil on canvas
    33 x 66 cm (13 x 26 in) 
    (Nature morte au poisson)
    Collections
    1960 - Purchased directly by Sr E. de la Medina - Mexico
    1988 - Private collection - U.S.A.
    Auctions
    17/11/1988 - NEW YORK. Christie's “Kenise-6703”, # 132 $ 5 280
  • Fishes
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    Fishes

    B.376
    circa1958
    Oil on canvas
    25,5 x 35,5 cm (10 x 14 in) 
    (Poissons)
    Collections
    1990 - Private collection - U.S.A.
  • Portrait of Françoise Sagan
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    Portrait of Françoise Sagan

    B.377
    circa1958
    Oil on cardboard
    20,5 x 20,5 cm (8 1/8 x 8 1/8 in) 
    (Portrait de Françoise Sagan)
    Lempicka met the young novelist on Capri; she brought back this portrait depicting Sagan as a street urchin.
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Portrait of Maria Callas (study)
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    Portrait of Maria Callas (study)

    B.378
    1958
    Oil on canvas
    25,5 x 20,5 cm (10 x 8 1/8 in) 
    (Portrait de Maria Callas, étude)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Nude with Book
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    Nude with Book

    B.379
    circa1958
    Oil on canvas
    92 x 73 cm (36 1/4 x 28 3/4 in) 
    (Nu au livre)
    In the late fifties, Lempicka had become less self-confident, and was groping around for new approaches.
    Collections
    1994 - Private collection - U.S.A.
    Auctions
    29/09/1994 - NEW YORK. Sotheby's Arcade "1482", # 110 $ 11 500
  • Nude from Behind
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    Nude from Behind

    B.380
    circa1959
    Oil on canvas
    76 x 51 cm (29 7/8 x 20 1/8 in) 
    LEMPICKA.
    (Nu de dos)
    A strange attempt at a composite style, which she never pursued any further.
    Collections
    1960 - Purchased directly by Sr E. de la Medina - Mexico
    1988 - Private collection - U.S.A.
    Auctions
    17/11/1988 - NEW YORK. Christie's “Kenise-6703”, # 195 $ 13 000
  • Pitcher and Fish I
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    Pitcher and Fish I

    B.381
    circa1959
    Oil on canvas
    51 x 71 cm (20 1/8 x 28 in) 
    (Cruche et poisson I)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
    Exhibitions
    1997 - Hiroshima Museum of Arts. Tamara de Lempicka, Tokyo-Hiroshima, Japan
  • Pitcher and Fish II
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    Pitcher and Fish II

    B.382
    circa1959
    Oil on canvas
    35,5 x 57 cm (14 x 22 1/2 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche top right)
    (Cruche et poisson II)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Etruscan Woman
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    Etruscan Woman

    B.383
    circa1959
    Oil on canvas
    91,5 x 38 cm (36 x 15 in) 
    (Femme étrusque)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Pitcher and Fruit Bowl
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    Pitcher and Fruit Bowl

    B.384
    circa1959
    Oil on canvas
    51 x 41 cm (20 1/8 x 16 1/8 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche top right)
    (Cruche et compotier)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Still Life with Pitcher
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    Still Life with Pitcher

    B.385
    circa1959
    Oil on canvas
    35,5 x 33 cm (14 x 13 in) 
    LEMPICKA (in a cartouche top left)
    (Nature morte à la cruche)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Still Life with Fruit Bowl
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    Still Life with Fruit Bowl

    B.386
    circa1959
    Oil on canvas
    50,8 x 30,5 cm (20 x 12 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche top right)
    (Nature morte au compotier)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Pitcher and Knife
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    Pitcher and Knife

    B.387
    circa1959
    Oil on canvas
    33 x 40,5 cm (13 x 16 in) 
    (Cruche et couteau)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Abstract Composition in Beige I
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    Abstract Composition in Beige I

    B.388
    circa1959
    Oil on canvas
    81 x 54 cm (31 7/8 x 21 1/4 in) 
    (Composition abstraite en beige I)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Abstract Composition in Beige II
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    Abstract Composition in Beige II

    B.389
    circa1959
    Oil on canvas
    81 x 54 cm (31 7/8 x 21 1/4 in) 
    (Composition abstraite en beige II)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Abstract Composition in White
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    Abstract Composition in White

    B.390
    circa1959
    Oil on canvas
    30,5 x 35,5 cm (12 x 14 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche bottom right)
    (Composition abstraite en blanc)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Abstract Composition
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    Abstract Composition

    B.391
    1960
    Oil on canvas
    40,5 x 30,5 cm (16 x 12 in) 
    LEMPICKA. 1960. (bottom left)
    (Composition abstraite)
    Collections
    1991 - Private collection - U.S.A.
    Auctions
    05/11/1991 - NEW YORK. Christie's “Audrey-7247”, # 227 $ 2 200
  • Abstract Composition
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    Abstract Composition

    B.392
    circa1960
    Oil on canvas
    40,5 x 30,5 cm (16 x 12 in) 
    LEMPICKA (bottom right)
    (Composition abstraite)
    Collections
    1991 - Private collection - U.S.A.
    Auctions
    05/11/1991 - NEW YORK. Christie's “Audrey-7247”, # 229 $ 2 000
  • Abstract Composition A1
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    Abstract Composition A1

    B.393
    circa1960
    Oil on canvas
    45,7 x 35,6 cm (18 x 14 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (bottom right)
    (Composition abstraite A1)
    After searching in various directions, Lempicka came to a short stop with a formula borrowed to a great extent from the painter Serge Poliakoff (who, moreover, frequently copied himself).
    Collections
    1980 - Fundacion Victor Manuel Contreras - Mexico
  • Abstract Composition A2
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    Abstract Composition A2

    B.394
    circa1960
    Oil on canvas
    76,2 x 61 cm (30 x 24 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (bottom right)
    (Composition abstraite A2)
    The preceding composition (B.393) in recirca e: a well known trick, inextricably linked to this sort of abstract painting.
    Collections
    1960 - Purchased directly by Sr E. de la Medina - Mexico
    1989 - Private collection - U.S.A.
    Auctions
    09/05/1989 - NEW YORK. Christie's “Eric-6811”, # 145 $ 8 000
  • Abstract Composition B1
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    Abstract Composition B1

    B.395
    circa1960
    Oil on canvas
    101,5 x 66 cm (40 x 26 in) 
    (Composition abstraite B1)
    A work we know of by an archival photograph, and of which all trace has disappeared to date (1998).
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Abstract Composition B2
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    Abstract Composition B2

    B.396
    circa1960
    Oil on canvas
    40,5 x 30,5 cm (16 x 12 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (top left)
    (Composition abstraite B2)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Abstract Composition C1
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    Abstract Composition C1

    B.397
    circa1960
    Oil on canvas
    45,7 x 35,5 cm (18 x 14 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (bottom left)
    (Composition abstraite C1)
    Collections
    1991 - Private collection - France
    Auctions
    13/11/1990 - NEW YORK. Christie's “7099-Merran”, # 297 $ 2 400
    03/07/1991 - PARIS. Cornette de St C., # 81 $ 5 200
    04/10/1991 - PARIS. Cornette de St C., # 66 $ 5 600
  • Abstract Composition C2
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    Abstract Composition C2

    B.398
    circa1960
    Oil on canvas
    50,8 x 40,5 cm (20 x 16 in) 
    (Composition abstraite C2)
    Collections
    1990 - Private collection - U.S.A.
    Auctions
    13/11/1990 - NEW YORK. Christie's “7099-Merran”, # 296 $ 2 200
  • Composition in Gray and Yellow
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    Composition in Gray and Yellow

    B.399
    circa1960
    Oil on canvas
    66 x 101,6 cm (26 x 40 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (bottom left)
    (Composition abstraite en gris et jaune)
    Collections
    1960 - Purchased directly by Sr E. de la Medina - Mexico
    1989 - Private collection - U.S.A.
    Auctions
    09/05/1989 - NEW YORK. Christie's “Eric-6811”, # 138 $ 7 800
  • Abstract Composition
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    Abstract Composition

    B.400
    circa1960
    Oil on canvas on cardboard
    18 x 14 cm (7 1/8 x 5 1/2 in) 
    (Composition abstraite)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Model in the Studio (abstract)
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    Model in the Studio (abstract)

    B.401
    circa1960
    Oil on canvas on cardboard
    61 x 43,2 cm (24 x 17 in) 
    (Modèle dans l’atelier, abstrait)
    Collections
    1994 - Private collection - U.S.A.
    Auctions
    09/05/1994 - NEW YORK. Christie's East “Beth-7553”, # 158 $ 0
    14/02/1991 - NEW YORK. Christie's “Beth-7218”, # 96 $ 11 000
  • The Reader IV
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    The Reader IV

    B.402
    circa1960
    Oil on canvas
    40,6 x 30,5 cm (16 x 12 in) 
    (La liseuse IV)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Washerwoman I
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    Washerwoman I

    B.403
    1960
    Oil on canvas
    61 x 38 cm (24 x 15 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche bottom left)
    (Lavandière * I)
    The title (in French) appears on the back of the painting.
    Collections
    1980 - Fundacion Victor Manuel Contreras - Mexico
    Exhibitions
    1981 - Seibu, "Tamara de Lempicka", Tokyo-Osaka, Japan
  • Washerwoman II
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    Washerwoman II

    B.404
    1960
    Oil on canvas
    61 x 33 cm (24 x 13 in) 
    (Lavandière II)
    Collections
    1960 - Unknown collection
    Exhibitions
    1961 - Galerie Ror-Volmar, "T. de Lempicka, œuvres récentes et anciennes, 1930-1960", Paris, France
  • Bust of Nude
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    Bust of Nude

    B.405
    circa1960
    Oil on canvas
    51 x 42 cm (20 1/8 x 16 1/2 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche top right)
    (Nu en buste)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Améthyste II
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    Améthyste II

    B.406
    circa1960
    Oil on canvas
    27 x 22 cm (10 5/8 x 8 5/8 in) 
    (Améthyste II)
    Collections
    1960 - Purchased directly by Mr. & Mrs. Marcie- - France
    1979 - Private collection - Switzerland
    Exhibitions
    1961 - Galerie Ror-Volmar, "T. de Lempicka, œuvres récentes et anciennes, 1930-1960", Paris, France
    Auctions
    28/06/1979 - GENEVE. Sotheby’s PB. “Kanzler”, # 163 $ 0
  • Face
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    Face

    B.407
    circa1960
    Oil on canvas
    46 x 38 cm (18 1/8 x 15 in) 
    (empty cartouche bottom right)
    (Visage)
    This face belongs to the little girl in "The Grandmother" (B.337), 1953.
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Head of Bent Woman
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    Head of Bent Woman

    B.408
    circa1960
    Oil on canvas
    61 x 30,5 cm (24 x 12 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche bottom right)
    (Tête de femme penchée)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • The Swans I
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    The Swans I

    B.409
    circa1960
    Oil on canvas
    65 x 92 cm (25 5/8 x 36 1/4 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche bottom right)
    (Les cygnes I)
    Collections
    1993 - Private collection - Italy
    Exhibitions
    1961 - Galerie Ror-Volmar, "T. de Lempicka, œuvres récentes et anciennes, 1930-1960", Paris, France
    Auctions
    02/06/1982 - circa AILLES. G. Blache. “Floralies”, # 62 $ 4 290
    06/12/1992 - ARLES. F. Holz, # Sans $ 0
    02/06/1993 - PARIS. Audap, Godeau, Solanet, # 165 $ 0
  • The Two Doves I
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    The Two Doves I

    B.411
    1960
    Oil on canvas
    45,7 x 61 cm (18 x 24 in) 
    LEMPICKA (in a cartouche bottom right)
    (Les deux colombes I)
    Collections
    1985 - Private collection - U.S.A.
    1997 - Private collection - U.S.A.
    Exhibitions
    1961 - Galerie Ror-Volmar, "T. de Lempicka, œuvres récentes et anciennes, 1930-1960", Paris, France
    History
    The symbol of DOVE, Biography, Psychology: The dove first appears in Lempicka's portrait of her daughter as "The Communicant" (B.102); it recurs in several works. As the symbol of purity and peace, Aphrodite's bird is also depicted as the messenger of desire (see "Nude with Dove" [B.104] and "Myrto [B.118]). When dead, it of course means that the love message was not heard ("Woman with Dove", B.153).
  • The Two Doves II
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    The Two Doves II

    B.412
    circa1960
    Oil on canvas
    40,5 x 56 cm (16 x 22 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a catouche bottom right)
    (Les deux colombes II)
    History
    The symbol of DOVE, Biography, Psychology: The dove first appears in Lempicka's portrait of her daughter as "The Communicant" (B.102); it recurs in several works. As the symbol of purity and peace, Aphrodite's bird is also depicted as the messenger of desire (see "Nude with Dove" [B.104] and "Myrto [B.118]). When dead, it of course means that the love message was not heard ("Woman with Dove", B.153).
  • Tulips I
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    Tulips I

    B.413
    circa1960
    Oil on canvas
    76,2 x 50,8 cm (30 x 20 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (bottom left)
    (Tulipes I)
    Collections
    1990 - Private collection - France
    Auctions
    17/11/1988 - NEW YORK. Christie's “Kenise-6703”, # 116 $ 9 900
    04/02/1990 - PARIS. Cornette de St C. Drouot Montaigne, # 66 $ 26 300
    09/04/1989 - PARIS. Loudmer, # 376 $ 0
    13/12/1989 - LYON. J-C Anaf, # 375 $ 0
  • Tulips II
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    Tulips II

    B.414
    circa1960
    Oil on canvas
    61 x 45,7 cm (24 x 18 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (bottom left)
    (Tulipes II)
    Collections
    1990 - Private collection - U.S.A.
    Auctions
    10/10/1990 - NEW YORK. Sotheby's Arcade ”1335”, # 75 $ 17 000
    21/02/1990 - NEW YORK. Sotheby's Arcade ”1309”, # 119 $ 0
  • Flower Vase
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    Flower Vase

    B.415
    1960
    Oil on canvas
    41 x 33 cm (16 1/8 x 13 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche bottom left)
    (Vase de fleurs)
    Collections
    1991 - Private collection - U.S.A.
    Exhibitions
    1981 - Seibu, "Tamara de Lempicka", Tokyo-Osaka, Japan
    Auctions
    05/11/1991 - NEW YORK. Christie's “Audrey-7247”, # 102 $ 4 000
  • Flower Vase
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    Flower Vase

    B.416
    circa1960
    Oil on canvas
    41 x 33 cm (16 1/8 x 13 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche bottom right)
    (Vase de fleurs)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Orange Flowers in a Vase
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    Orange Flowers in a Vase

    B.417
    circa1961
    Oil on canvas
    66 x 50,8 cm (26 x 20 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche bottom right)
    (Fleurs oranges dans un vase)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Lily in a Vase I
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    Lily in a Vase I

    B.418
    circa1961
    Oil on canvas
    68,6 x 35,6 cm (27 x 14 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (bottom right)
    (Lys dans un vase I)
    Collections
    1961 - Unknown collection -
  • Lily in a Vase II
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    Lily in a Vase II

    B.419
    circa1961
    Oil on canvas
    68,5 x 35,5 cm (27 x 14 in) 
    LEMPICKA (in a cartouche bottom right)
    (Lys dans un vase II)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Flower Bouquet I
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    Flower Bouquet I

    B.420
    circa1961
    Oil on canvas
    92 x 65 cm (36 1/4 x 25 5/8 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche bottom right)
    (Bouquet de fleurs I)
    Collections
    1980 - Private collection - U.S.A.
  • Flower Bouquet II
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    Flower Bouquet II

    B.421
    circa1961
    Oil on canvas
    61 x 46 cm (24 x 18 1/8 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche bottom right)
    (Bouquet de fleurs II)
  • Still Life with Lemons on a Chair I
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    Still Life with Lemons on a Chair I

    B.422
    circa1961
    Oil on canvas
    76,2 x 50,8 cm (30 x 20 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (bottom left)
    (Nature morte aux citrons sur une chaise I)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
    Exhibitions
    1997 - Hiroshima Museum of Arts. Tamara de Lempicka, Tokyo-Hiroshima, Japan
  • Still Life with Lemons on a Chair II
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    Still Life with Lemons on a Chair II

    B.423
    circa1961
    Oil on canvas
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche bottom left)
    (Nature morte aux citrons sur une chaise II)
    Collections
    1961 - Unknown collection -
    Exhibitions
    1961 - Galerie Ror-Volmar, "T. de Lempicka, œuvres récentes et anciennes, 1930-1960", Paris, France
  • Pitcher on a Chair II
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    Pitcher on a Chair II

    B.424
    circa1961
    Oil on canvas
    94 x 66 cm (37 x 26 in) 
    LEMPICKA (in a cartouche bottom right)
    (Cruche sur une chaise II)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Pitcher on a Chair III
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    Pitcher on a Chair III

    B.425
    circa1961
    Oil on canvas
    (Cruche sur une chaise III )
    Collections
    1961 - Unknown collection
    Exhibitions
    1961 - Galerie Ror-Volmar, "T. de Lempicka, œuvres récentes et anciennes, 1930-1960", Paris, France
  • Apples and Grapes in a Bowl
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    Apples and Grapes in a Bowl

    B.426
    1961
    Oil on canvas
    30,5 x 61 cm (12 x 24 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche bottom left)
    (Pommes et raisins dans une coupe)
    Collections
    1993 - Private collection - Italy
    Exhibitions
    1961 - Galerie Ror-Volmar, "T. de Lempicka, œuvres récentes et anciennes, 1930-1960", Paris, France
    Auctions
    11/06/1986 - circa AILLES. G. Blache. “Floralies”, # ? $ 6 710
    02/06/1993 - PARIS. Audap, Godeau, Solanet, # 166 $ 0
    06/12/1992 - ARLES. F. Holz, # Sans $ 0
  • Still Life with a Sugar Bowl
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    Still Life with a Sugar Bowl

    B.427
    circa1961
    Oil on canvas
    40,5 x 35,6 cm (16 x 14 in) 
    (empty cartouche top right)
    (Nature morte au sucrier)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Still Life, Glass and Cherries
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    Still Life, Glass and Cherries

    B.428
    circa1961
    Oil on canvas
    33 x 43,2 cm (13 x 17 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche bottom right)
    (Nature morte, verre et cerises)
    Collections
    1961 - Unknown collection -
  • The Rooster
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    The Rooster

    B.429
    1961
    Oil on canvas
    63,5 x 53,3 cm (25 x 21 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche top right)
    (Le coq *)
    Collections
    1990 - Private collection - U.S.A.
  • Tulips and Bowl
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    Tulips and Bowl

    B.430
    1961
    Oil on canvas
    71,1 x 55,9 cm (28 x 22 in) 
    (empty cartouche bottom right)
    (Tulipes et coupe)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
    1997 - Private collection - U.S.A.
    Auctions
    07/02/1996 - NEW YORK. Sotheby's Arcade "1529", # 157 $ 8 500
  • The Rabbits I
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    The Rabbits I

    B.431
    circa1961
    Oil on canvas
    73 x 54 cm (28 3/4 x 21 1/4 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche bottom right)
    (Les lapins I)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • The Rabbits II
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    The Rabbits II

    B.432
    circa1961
    Oil on canvas
    54 x 73 cm (21 1/4 x 28 3/4 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a catouche top right)
    (Les lapins II)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Cloister in Tuscany
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    Cloister in Tuscany

    B.433
    circa1961
    Oil on canvas
    35 x 27 cm (13 3/4 x 10 5/8 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche bottom right)
    (Cloître en Toscane)
    Collections
    1961 - Collection of Michel Georges-Michel - France
    1996 - Private collection - Great Britain
  • Gondola in Venice
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    Gondola in Venice

    B.434
    circa1961
    Oil on canvas
    LEMPICKA. (bottom left)
    (Gondole à Venise)
    Collections
    1961 - Unknown collection -
  • Venice in the Rain
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    Venice in the Rain

    B.435
    1961
    Oil on canvas
    94 x 66 cm (37 x 26 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche bottom right)
    (Venise sous la pluie)
    Collections
    1986 - Private collection - U.S.A.
    Exhibitions
    1961 - Galerie Ror-Volmar, "T. de Lempicka, œuvres récentes et anciennes, 1930-1960", Paris, France
    1981 - Seibu, "Tamara de Lempicka", Tokyo-Osaka, Japan
  • The Yellow Tulips
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    The Yellow Tulips

    B.436
    circa1961
    Oil on canvas
    56 x 35,5 cm (22 x 14 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche top right)
    (Les tulipes jaunes)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Bouquet of Carnations
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    Bouquet of Carnations

    B.437
    circa1962
    Oil on canvas
    61 x 23 cm (24 x 9 in) 
    LEMPICKA (in a cartouche bottom left)
    (Bouquet d’œillets)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • The Lilac Bouquet
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    The Lilac Bouquet

    B.438
    circa1962
    Oil on canvas
    94 x 38 cm (37 x 15 in) 
    LEMPICKA (in a cartouche bottom right)
    (Le bouquet de lilas)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Daisies in a Vase
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    Daisies in a Vase

    B.439
    circa1962
    Oil on canvas
    61 x 30,5 cm (24 x 12 in) 
    LEMPICKA (in a cartouche bottom right)
    (Marguerites dans un vase)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Bottle and Fruit Dish
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    Bottle and Fruit Dish

    B.440
    circa1962
    Oil on canvas
    61 x 30,5 cm (24 x 12 in) 
    LEMPICKA (in a cartouche top left)
    (Bouteille et compotier)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • The Table I
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    The Table I

    B.441
    circa1962
    Oil on canvas
    61 x 30,5 cm (24 x 12 in) 
    LEMPICKA (in a cartouche bottom right)
    (La table I)
    The bottle-and-place setting composition in this work reflects the influence of the painter Bernard Buffet.
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • The Table II
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    The Table II

    B.442
    circa1962
    Oil on canvas
    61 x 30,5 cm (24 x 12 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (bottom right)
    (La table II)
    Collections
    1963 - Purchased directly by Mr. Gino Puglisi - Italy
    1992 - Private collection
  • The Meal
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    The Meal

    B.443
    circa1962
    Oil on canvas
    47 x 37 cm (18 1/2 x 14 5/8 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche top left)
    (Le repas )
    Two bottles for one place setting: a meal washed down with plenty of wine!
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Pitcher and Bottles
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    Pitcher and Bottles

    B.444
    circa1962
    Oil on canvas
    35,5 x 58,5 cm (14 x 23 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (bottom right)
    (Broc et bouteilles)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Reclining Nude
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    Reclining Nude

    B.445
    1962
    Oil on canvas
    LEMPICKA (in a cartouche top right)
    (Nu allongé)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Nymph
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    Nymph

    B.446
    circa1962
    Oil on canvas
    45,7 x 61 cm (18 x 24 in) 
    LEMPICKA (in a cartouche top left)
    (Nymphe)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Nude with Pitcher II
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    Nude with Pitcher II

    B.447
    circa1962
    Oil on canvas
    61 x 50 cm (24 x 19 5/8 in) 
    (Nu à la cruche II)
    Collections
    1994 - Private collection - U.S.A.
    1995 - Private collection - Poland
    Auctions
    23/02/1994 - NEW YORK. Christie's East “Krist-7531”, # 84 $ 6 000
    18/02/1988 - NEW YORK. Christie's “Shira-6540”, # 149 $ 3 500
    11/10/1995 - VARSOVIE. Agra Hotel Bristol, # 39 $ 12 970
  • The Lovers
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    The Lovers

    B.448
    1962
    Oil on canvas
    65 x 92 cm (25 5/8 x 36 1/4 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (pencilled in a cartouche bottom left)
    (Les amants *)
    Collections
    1986 - Private collection - U.S.A.
    Exhibitions
    1981 - Seibu, "Tamara de Lempicka", Tokyo-Osaka, Japan
  • Harlequin
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    Harlequin

    B.449
    1962
    Oil on canvas
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche bottom right)
    (Arlequin *)
    Collections
    1970 - Rice Museum - U.S.A.
  • Fruits in a Fruit Dish
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    Fruits in a Fruit Dish

    B.450
    1962
    Oil on canvas
    55,9 x 35,6 cm (22 x 14 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche bottom right)
    (Fruits dans un compotier)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Fruit Basket
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    Fruit Basket

    B.451
    circa1963
    Oil on canvas
    45,7 x 61 cm (18 x 24 in) 
    (Corbeille de fruits)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Fruits in a Bowl II
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    Fruits in a Bowl II

    B.452
    circa1963
    Oil on canvas
    30,5 x 40,5 cm (12 x 16 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (bottom left)
    (Fruits dans une coupe II)
    Collections
    1991 - Private collection - France
    Auctions
    05/11/1991 - NEW YORK. Christie's “Audrey-7247”, # 101 $ 4 000
  • Fruits in a Bowl III
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    Fruits in a Bowl III

    B.453
    circa1963
    Oil on canvas
    40,6 x 50,8 cm (16 x 20 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche bottom right)
    (Fruits dans une coupe III)
  • Still Life with Fruit Dish
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    Still Life with Fruit Dish

    B.454
    circa1963
    Oil on canvas
    38 x 46 cm (15 x 18 1/8 in) 
    (Nature morte au compotier)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Lemons
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    Lemons

    B.455
    circa1963
    Oil on canvas
    21 x 36 cm (8 1/4 x 14 1/8 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche top right)
    (Citrons)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Grapes and Oranges
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    Grapes and Oranges

    B.456
    circa1963
    Oil on canvas
    38 x 61 cm (15 x 24 in) 
    LEMPICKA (bottom right)
    (Raisins et oranges)
    Collections
    1990 - Private collection - U.S.A.
  • Grapes and Oranges
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    Grapes and Oranges

    B.456
    circa1963
    Oil on canvas
    38 x 61 cm (15 x 24 in) 
    LEMPICKA (bottom right)
    (Raisins et oranges)
    Collections
    1990 - Private collection - U.S.A.
  • Snowy Landscape I
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    Snowy Landscape I

    B.457
    1963
    Oil on canvas
    91,5 x 61 cm (36 x 24 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche bottom left)
    (Paysage enneigé I )
    Collections
    1980 - Private collection - U.S.A.
  • Snowy Landscape II
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    Snowy Landscape II

    B.458
    circa1963
    Oil on canvas
    91,5 x 61 cm (36 x 24 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche bottom right)
    (Paysage enneigé II)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Snowy Landscape III
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    Snowy Landscape III

    B.459
    1963
    Oil on canvas
    76,2 x 50,8 cm (30 x 20 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche bottom right)
    (Paysage enneigé III )
    Dated on a photo from Lempicka's archives.
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Abstract Composition in Blue
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    Abstract Composition in Blue

    B.460
    circa1963
    Oil on canvas
    91,4 x 61 cm (36 x 24 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (bottom left)
    (Composition abstraite en bleu)
    Collections
    1970 - Purchased directly by Sr E. de la Medina - Mexico
    1989 - Private collection - U.S.A.
    Auctions
    09/05/1989 - NEW YORK. Christie's “Eric-6811”, # 143 $ 4 800
  • The Earth
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    The Earth

    B.461
    1963
    Oil on canvas
    81 x 130 cm (31 7/8 x 51 1/8 in) 
    T.LEMPICKA (in a cartouche bottom right)
    (La Terre *)
    A pendant to "The Ocean" (see B.462).
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
    Exhibitions
    1997 - Hiroshima Museum of Arts. Tamara de Lempicka, Tokyo-Hiroshima, Japan
  • The Ocean
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    The Ocean

    B.462
    1963
    Oil on canvas
    81 x 130 cm (31 7/8 x 51 1/8 in) 
    T.LEMPICKA (bottom left)
    (L'Océan *)
    A pendant to "The Earth" (see B.461).
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
    Exhibitions
    1997 - Hiroshima Museum of Arts. Tamara de Lempicka, Tokyo-Hiroshima, Japan
  • Amethyst III
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    Amethyst III

    B.463
    1963
    Oil on canvas
    81 x 60 cm (31 7/8 x 23 5/8 in) 
    (empty cartouche top right)
    (Améthyste III)
    Collections
    1994 - Private collection - U.S.A.
    Auctions
    29/09/1994 - NEW YORK. Sotheby's Arcade, # 110A $ 0
  • Pink Portrait
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    Pink Portrait

    B.464
    circa1963
    Oil on canvas
    33 x 30,5 cm (13 x 12 in) 
    (empty cartouche top right)
    (Portrait rose)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
  • Madonna
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    Madonna

    B.465
    circa1964
    Oil on canvas
    55 x 38 cm (21 5/8 x 15 in) 
    LEMPICKA (in a cartouche bottom left)
    (La Madone)
    Collections
    1960 - Galerie Ror-Volmar - France
    1982 - Private collection - France
    History
    The RELIGIOUS FEELING, Biography, Psychology: Religious feeling, intrinsic to Tamara de Lempicka's nature, began showing through in her oeuvre with works such as "Mother and Child" (B.12), although, admittedly, this work in particular was created under the direct influence of Maurice Denis. The moral crisis undergone by the artist from 1934 to 1936 exacerbated this feeling. And, finally, at the end of her life, Lempicka commended her soul to God through her numerous replicas of Madonna and St. Anthony (which, moreover, stood side to side with other copies of the sulfurous Rafaëla).
    Auctions
    18/04/1982 - circa AILLES. G. Blache. Hôtel Rameau, # ? $ 5 000
  • The Peasant Girl II
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    The Peasant Girl II

    B.466
    1964
    Oil on canvas
    45,7 x 35,6 cm (18 x 14 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (bottom left)
    (La paysanne II)
    Dated in Kizette de Lempicka's handwriting on the back of a photo.
    Collections
    1964 - Evan Frankel Foundation - U.S.A.
    1997 - Private collection - U.S.A.
  • Mother and Child
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    Mother and Child

    B.467
    circa1964
    Oil on canvas
    LEMPICKA. (top right)
    (Mère et enfant)
    Collections
    1985 - Instituto Cultural Cabanas - Mexico
  • Head of a Young Lady
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    Head of a Young Lady

    B.468
    circa1965
    Oil on canvas
    LEMPICKA. (top right)
    (Tête de jeune femme)
  • Head of a Young Lady
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    Head of a Young Lady

    B.469
    circa1967
    Oil on canvas
    30,5 x 23 cm (12 x 9 in) 
    (Figure de jeune femme)
    This painting visibly cocirca another, older work.
    Collections
    1988 - Private collection - U.S.A.
    Auctions
    17/11/1988 - NEW YORK. Christie's “Kenise-6703”, # 74 $ 4 400
  • Young Lady with a Beret I
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    Young Lady with a Beret I

    B.470
    circa1971
    Oil on canvas
    33 x 30,5 cm (13 x 12 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche top right)
    (Jeune femme au béret I)
    Collections
    1990 - Private collection - France
    Auctions
    14/11/1989 - NEW YORK. Christie's East“Viking -6909”, # 244 $ 16 000
    29/03/1990 - PARIS. Loudmer, # 37 $ 35 900
  • Young Lady with a Beret II
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    Young Lady with a Beret II

    B.471
    circa1971
    Oil on canvas
    33 x 30,5 cm (13 x 12 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (top right)
    (Jeune femme au béret II)
    Collections
    1990 - Private collection - U.S.A.
    Auctions
    14/11/1989 - NEW YORK. Christie's East“Viking -6909”, # 268 $ 18 500
    13/11/1990 - NEW YORK. Christie's “7099-Merran”, # 295 $ 12 000
  • Madonina III
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    Madonina III

    B.472
    circa1971
    Oil on canvas on cardboard
    18 x 12 cm (7 1/8 x 4 3/4 in) 
    (Madonina III)
    Collections
    1989 - Private collection - France
    Auctions
    17/11/1988 - NEW YORK. Christie's “Kenise-6703”, # 193 $ 16 000
    09/04/1989 - PARIS. Loudmer, # 377 $ 26 600
  • The Arums V
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    The Arums V

    B.485
    1961
    Oil on canvas
    73 x 54 cm (28 3/4 x 21 1/4 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche bottom right)
    (Les arums V)
    Collections
    1980 - Lempicka Estate - U.S.A.
    History
    The CALLA LILIES, Biography, Psychology: What could be the significance of the artist's lifelong passion for arum flowers? In Lempicka's work, the objects selected to compose her still lifes - which often bring to mind riddles to be decoded - usually have a symbolic meaning. In the light of her oeuvre, we can easily guess at the symbolism of the arum flower: the white corolla of course brings the ideal of purity to mind, while the tumescent pistil at its center is the very image of concupiscence. Illustrating the artist's tormented mind, it represents, in a manner of speaking, the unstable marriage of sanctity and lust!
  • The Two Girlfriends II
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    The Two Girlfriends II

    B.486
    circa1960
    Oil on canvas
    (Les deux amies II)
    Collections
    1960 - Unknown collection
    Exhibitions
    1961 - Galerie Ror-Volmar, "T. de Lempicka, œuvres récentes et anciennes, 1930-1960", Paris, France
  • The Two Girlfriends III
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    The Two Girlfriends III

    B.487
    circa1960
    Oil on canvas
    (Les deux amies III)
    Collections
    1960 - Unknown collection -
  • The Two Girlfriends IV
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    The Two Girlfriends IV

    B.488
    circa1960
    Oil on canvas
    91,4 x 61 cm (36 x 24 in) 
    LEMPICKA. (in a cartouche top left)
    (Les deux amies IV)
    Collections
    1986 - Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, Univer - U.S.A.
  • Suzanne Bathing III
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    Suzanne Bathing III

    B.491
    circa1960
    Oil on canvas
    (Suzanne au bain III)
  • The Blue Hour III
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    The Blue Hour III

    B.510
    circa1966
    Oil on canvas
    LEMPICKA. (bottom left)
    (L'heure bleue III)
    Collections
    1975 - Collection of Count and Countess de Warr - U.S.A.