Saturday, May 10, 2008

The Deco 'Fembot' : Tamara de Lempicka
"There was nothing ordinary about Lempicka; even her name clings to the tongue like an exotic marmalade. Flamboyant (paradoxically remaining true to herself while being a slave to fashion) and imperious, she pinned down her husbands like butterflies in a case, gave lavish parties for hundreds and indulged in every vice that came her way. In the Paris salon of the poet Natalie Barney, she sniffed cocaine and drank sloe gin fizzes laced with hashish among the likes of Andre Gide. On the banks of the Seine, she picked up sailors and female prostitutes. After her nocturnal debauches, she painted until dawn. Her life style (and her ''affair'' with the Italian poet Gabriele D'Annunzio) sent her first husband, Tadeusz Lempicki, packing into the arms of a plump heiress." Beautiful Rafaela, 1927 by Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980)

I've always liked these paintings- as with everything Deco! The women all look streamlined, almost "android" in appearances. The long tubular fingers look like they're made of metal. Deco Fembots?
"If you're a frakkin' toaster- GO MAKE ME SOME FRAKKIN' TOAST!"


  1. She's one of my favorite artists. Every woman deserves a tube of good red lipstick, wheather or not she chooses to wear the accompanying dress.

  2. what a happy coincidence!
    who else?


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