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2002-02-08 until 2002-05-20
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
The exhibition – entitled O’Keeffe’s O’Keeffes: The Artist’s Collection – spans O’Keeffe’s entire career as an artist, presenting a selection of the works she personally kept throughout her life, and which were later donated to or placed at museums all over the world.
The exhibition can thus be seen as Georgia O’Keeffe’s artistic self-portrait. It includes all aspects of her work – flowers, abstractions and landscapes – from New York City and Lake George as well as from her beloved New Mexico.
Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings are known to many. So is the mythology of her life: the aristocratic, self-reliant woman of the New Mexican desert, who painted as Kandinsky or Kupka were doing in Europe at the same time. But not many Europeans have seen her work in real life. And that is how they shouldbe seen. The works are small in size and intimate, characterized by an artistic concentration closely tied to their materiality.
Grey and Brown Leaves, 1929.
Oil on canvas. 91,4 x 76,2 cm
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Gift of The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation
Photo: Milwaukee Art Museum