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Friday, December 11, 2009

Georgia Okeefe abstracts at the Whitney

Black door with red
The Georgia O'Keefe exhibit at the Whitney Museum in NYC is a window into a world that is nothing short of revelatory. As one of America's first great woman artists, the absence of her typical representational flowers replaced with these powerful abstracts is truly unexpected. Many of these pieces have never been exhibited before. O'keefe ( (1887–1986) born before the turn of the century and lived nearly a 100 years, is seen in a whole new style one might think was not in her original comfort zone. Breath taking and powerful - its worth the trip before it moves on - closes January 17, 2o1o - Ecomanta

Link to the Whitney Museum of art: http://www.whitney.org/Exhibitions/GeorgiaOKeeffe
For more images of some abstract work by Georgia O'keefe go to Moma's link:
http://www.moma.org/collection/artist.php?artist_id=4360

The landmark exhibition “Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction” is on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art from September 17, 2009, through January 17, 2010. By focusing on O’Keeffe’s abstractions rather than her well-known representational works, “Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction” is an overdue acknowledgment of O’Keeffe’s place as one of America’s first abstract artists.
The largest exhibition of O’Keeffe’s work ever assembled, it includes more than 125 paintings, drawings, watercolors and sculptures by O'Keeffe, as well as selected examples of Alfred Stieglitz’s photographs of O’Keeffe. It is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with essays by the organizers, excerpts from the recently unsealed Stieglitz-O’Keeffe correspondence, and a contextual chronology of O'Keeffe's art and life.