Tamara de Lempicka
Collective work Exhibition Catalogue
She was the symbol of the free and beautiful woman of the 1920s, capable of flying by with her helmet and glasses at the wheel of her convertible or of slipping into shiny evenings gowns. Ever since the exhibition that Alain Blondel dedicated to her in 1972, then the book by Franco Maria Ricci, we constantly rediscover Tamara de Lempicka and her aesthetically cold, metallic portraits. When she died in 1980 at the age of 82, the Polish artist, the eternal vagabond who went from Warsaw to Saint-Petersburg, from Paris to New York, up the slopes of the Popocatepetl volcano during her last residency in Mexico, hardly had the time to enjoy this new fame. Following the retrospective at the Royal Academy, an exhibition is held at the museum of the 30s, in Boulogne-Billancourt. The catalogue offers a very easy way to access her work. Tamara de Lempicka, collective work, Flammarion, 2006, 144 pages, (French only) 35€.
Review published in the newsletter #1 - from 27 April 2006 to 3 May 2006