Kiki Na Art
Tamara De Lempicka Necklace, 2019
Hand painted acrylic, photograph, resin
Dimensions 150 x 105 mm
Tamara De Łempicka (16 May 1898 – 18 March 1980) was a Polish painter who spent her working life in France and the United States. She is best known for her polished Art Deco portraits of aristocrats and the wealthy, and for her highly stylized paintings of nudes. She was one of the best-known painters of the Art Deco style, but unlike other artists of the movement, who often painted large murals with crowds of subjects, she focused almost exclusively on portraits.
Dublin born artist Ciarna Pham, who works under the name Kiki Na Art, is the creator of these unique pieces of handcrafted jewellery. The stunning one of a kind pieces are made for the individual and no two pieces are ever the same. To compliment the Desire exhibition at IMMA, Kiki Na Art has produced a collection of unique jewellery and wall pieces based on women artists in the museum collection.