Expert Voices: Scott Niichel on Tamara de Lempicka

New York | 14 November

A tantalizing emblem of the Art Deco age, Portrait de Romana de la Salle stands at the apogee of Tamara de Lempicka’s pioneering oeuvre. Executed in 1928, the present work emerges from the most successful period of the Polish-born artist’s career. Conveying opulence and liberated boldness, Lempicka’s spirited portraits and nudes of women wholly capture the zeitgeist of Paris’ années folles. A sensual and powerful celebration of modernity, Portrait de Romana de la Salle cements Lempicka’s status as the preeminent portraitist of the Roaring Twenties.

Lempicka’s Portrait de Romana de la Salle will be offered at Sotheby’s Modern Evening Auction on 14 November in New York.

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