Vittoriano Museum “The new pride of Rome Italy where Ms. Goldberg organized and opened her exhibitions starting with Victoria de Lempicka with the president of Italy, the granddaughter and great granddaughter of Tamara De Lempicka in collaboration with Italian curator Gioia Mori and long time gallery handler Alain Blondel. Once again the gift store thrived and Lempicka products were bought by the thousands who visited. The busses, airports and street corners all celebrated with banners showing the Lempicka paintings.
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From Guilty Pleasure To Auction Trea$ure
t is no coincidence that since Museum Masters International began promoting Tamara de Lempicka 25 years ago this artist has escalated in price from $200,000 dollars a painting to over $9 million at auction. Considered “an upper-class dilettante … arrogant and depraved,’’ (as Laura Claridge writes in Tamara de Lempicka: A Life of Deco and Decadence’) Ms. Goldberg took de Lempicka from semi-obscurity into the 20th Anniversary Tamara mainstream with major museum de Lempicka, Victoria de exhibitions paving the way for Lempicka, Marilyn Goldberg what will certainly be a provocative Hollywood motion picture in short order. The first exhibits for de Lempicka were financed by Braintrust in Japan. William Webber, President of Modern Master Tapestries and long-time MMI exhibition manager, in searching for the best museums in the world for a de Lempicka show, discovered the newly renovated Vittoriano in Rome, Italy. Unfortunately, he slipped on the steps there and was instantly killed. This was one of the At Sotheby’s in 2011, great sadnesses in Marilyn’s life. The Vittoriano then became the location which she felt spiritually that William Webber had Tamara de Lempicka’s selected for the new exhibitions. painting ‘‘Le Rêve/ The next Tamara de Lempicka exhibition is set for Korea Rafaëla sur fond vert,’’ in 2015 with Victoria Colonna of Colonnavittoria, in Los Andone in hyper-realist geles, in line to make the film of de Lempicka’s life in conjuncstyle in 1927, sold for tion with Darren Goldberg of Atlantic Pictures.
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