Tamara de Lempicka(1898 - 1980), La Couronne de fleurs II

Painted circa 1932. Signed Tamara de Lempicka and dated Paris 1925 (on the reverse). Oil on panel. 31 by 22 cm. Est. 200,000—300,000 USD

PROVENANCE: Private Collection, United States, 1988
Acquired by the present owner, Wolfgang Joop, in 1994

LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Gioia Mori, Tamara de Lempicka, Paris 1920-1938, Florence, 1994, no. 96, illustrated p. 271
Alain Blondel, Tamara de Lempicka, Catalogue raisonné, 1921-1979, Lausanne, 1999, no. B.168, illustrated p. 262

NOTE: Alain Blondel notes "The panel... seems to have been reworked and modified by the artist during the fifties. It is then, no doubt, that Lempicka again added her signature, on the back of the work, together with an approximate date" (A. Blondel, op. cit., 1999, p. 262).

Sotheby's. Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale. 06 May 09. New York www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's