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


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 –

One response to “Interesting Theory as to Why de Lempicka is Doing Well at Auction”

  1. libhomo Avatar

    Her styling also reminds one of the Depression era, an era that has a particular fascination these days.

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