Published 3rd April 2009
This is a dramatic, powerful and provocative painting which supports a view that Lenkiewicz was an outstanding figure painter. Esther in Orange and Red Dress is part of Project 18; The Painter with Women.
It is inscribed extensively on the reverse by Lenkiewicz with references to the Daemon Series – St Anthony Theme which addresses temptation and addiction. There is a further reference by the Painter to the theme of the Double where the identity of ‘oneself’ is reflected and exists in the ‘other’.
The estimate for this Lenkiewicz painting is £15,000-20,000 and it is offered on 23 April 2009 in Exeter together with 11 other Lenkiewicz originals with estimates from £1,000-£20,000.