Interesting Theory as to Why de Lempicka is Doing Well at Auction

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Souren Melikian, the venerable auction watcher, suggests a very plausible reason for the rise of Polish Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka (wiki) at auction:

Looked at from a broader perspective, Lempicka’s success ties in with the accelerating preference given to art that can be taken in at a glance and has an instantly recognizable style, like branded handbags or shoes.

via A Scarcity of Goods Hovers Over Art Market – NYTimes.com

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