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La Musicienne

Artwork:
La Musicienne
Size:
115.8 x 73 cm
Medium :
Oil on canvas
Creation Year:
1929
Marks
Signed, dated and inscribed 'DE LEMPICKA. 29 PARIS.' (lower right)
Category :
Painting
Artwork Details :
Painted in Paris, 1929
Provenance :
Galerie du Luxembourg, Paris (by 1972); Private collection; Barry Friedman, Ltd., New York (acquired from the previous); Andrew Crispo Gallery, New York (acquired from the previous, circa 1979-1980); sale, Sotheby's, New York, 8 May 2002, lot 31; Scheringa Museum of Realist Art, Spanbroek (acquired from the previous); stolen from the Scheringa Museum of Realist Art, 1 May 2009; recovered and returned to the insurance company in July 2016
Exhibition History :
Paris, Grand Palais des Champs-Elysees, 41me exposition: societe des artistes independants, January-March 1930, no. 2544, (titled Portrait de Mme Ira Perrot); Paris, Galerie Colette Weill, 1930; Marseilles, Les modernistes, 1933; New York, Julien Levy Gallery, Tamara de Lempicka, (Baroness de Kuffner), April 1941, no. 19 (titled Femme avec guitarre and dated 1928); Paris, Galerie Rol-Volmar, T. de Lempicka, oeuvres recentes et anciennes, 1930-1960, 1961; Paris, Galerie du Luxembourg, Tamara de Lempicka de 1925-1935, June-July 1972, p. 13, no. 34 (illustrated in color on the cover); Tokyo, Seibu Department Store and Osaka, Galerie Parco View, Tamara de Lempicka, 1980, no. 34 (illustrated; titled Femme bleue a la guitare); New York, Andrew Crispo Gallery, A Selection of European and American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, 1983 (titled Femme bleue a la guitare); New York, Barry Friedman, Ltd., Tamara de Lempicka, 1983 (titled Femme bleue a la guitare); New York, Andrew Crispo Gallery, The 19th and 20th Centuries: Paintings by American and European Masters, 1984 (titled Femme bleue a la guitare); New York, Andrew Crispo Gallery, Paris and New York 1925-1935: Art and Design, 1985 (titled Femme bleue a la guitare); Washington, D.C., National Museum of Women in the Arts, Voices of Freedom: Polish Women Artists and The Avant-Garde, 1880-1990, 1991-1992, pp. 26 and 42 (illustrated in color; titled Femme bleue a la guitare); Washington, D.C., National Museum of Women in the Arts (on extended loan 1992-1993); Rome, Accademia di Francia Villa Medici and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Tamara de Lempicka: Tra eleganza e trasgressione, February-October 1994, pp. 69 and 102, no. 28 (illustrated in color, p. 69; illustrated again, p. 102; titled Femme bleue a la guitare); New York, Barry Friedman, Ltd., Tamara de Lempicka, October-November 1996 (illustrated in color); London, Royal Academy of Arts and Vienna, Kunstforum, Tamara de Lempicka: Art Deco Icon, May 2004-January 2005, p. 97, no. 31 (illustrated in color; detail illustrated in color, p. 5)

Christie’s New York

Date:
2018-11-11
Lot Number :
21 A
Low Estimate :
$6,000,000[+30%]*
High Estimate :
$8,000,000[-3%]*
Hammer Price :
$7,800,000
Sold For :
$9,087,500*