New York, Park Avenue
20 November 1998
Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980)
Portrait d'homme au col relev
signed 'T. DE LEMPICKA.' (upper left)
oil on panel
16.1/8 x 13 in. (41 x 33 cm.)
Painted circa 1931
Charles Gillaland, U.S.A. (acquired directly from the artist in 1930). Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 26 March 1983, lot 99.
Barry Friedman Ltd., New York (acquired in 1983).
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1984.
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Los Angeles, Hollywood American Legion Post, Tamara, 1984, no. 20.
Alain Blondel will include this painting in his forthcoming Lempicka catalogue raisonn.
Please note a photo-certificate from Alain Blondel dated Paris, 9 October 1998 accompanies this painting.
The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘