Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Tamara Nude Found

This lounging nude - Nu adossé I (1925) - by famous Art Deco artist Tamara de Lempicka was last seen in her solo exhibition at Milan's Bottegia di Poesia gallery in 1925, the year it was painted. Since then it had been effectively lost. Last year its current owner contacted Sotheby’s to authenticate it. A photo taken at the 1925 exhibition helped to confirm it was the missing painting (title link). It comes up for sale in Sotheby’s New York auction on 2 May, estimated value a conservative $3-5 million. Sotheby's will show it in London and New York prior to the auction.


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