Monday, February 9, 2009

Old Favorites Part II

Polish art deco painter Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980) is one of the biggest names in the style of art deco, and was at her time one of the most prolific portrait painters. You would have to drop a cool $2000 (est. at $20,000 in today's money) to have her immortalize you on the canvas. And this was during a recession. She is the epitome of the new female ideal that surfaced during the early 1900's; independent, rebellious and sexually liberated. Here are some favorites...

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