The painting of Tamara Lempnicka sold for 13,3 milion dolars
Tamara Łempicka broke her own record. Her painting La tunique rose was sold for $ 13.3 million, or almost PLN 52 million. Thus, for the second year in a row, Łempicka’s work is the most expensive canvas in history of a Polish artist.
Last year, another work by a Polish painter (La Musicienne) was auctioned for over 9 million dol. La tunique rose went under the gavel during Tuesday’s Impressionist & Modern Art auction at Sotheby’s New York auction house.
The final price of the picture surprised everyone. Experts estimated that the canvas La tunique rose will be sold for a maximum of $ 8 million, but it turned out that there was a buyer willing to pay almost twice as much. All that is known about the new owner of the painting is that he loves art. And that he prefers to keep his identity secret.