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Meet Georgia O’Keeffe In Person

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Meet Georgia O’Keeffe In Person

Have you heard of Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1? No? Well, it’s the most expensive painting by a female painter ever sold at auction ($44,405,000 at Sotheby’s American Art sale in 2014). It’s author Georgia O’Keeffe is considered the Mother of American Modernism.

Georgia OÕKeeffe's 'Jimson Weed/White Flower No.1' (1932) photo credit: 2016 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/DACS, London

Georgia O’Keeffe, Jimson Weed/White Flower No.1,1932.

She’s the most well-known for depictions of enormous flowers, animal skulls, skyscrapers and Mexican landscapes.
And now you have a chance to see her works in person! Till the end of October 2016, Tate Modern in London is hosting a fantastic exhibition entitled simply: Georgia O’KeeffeThe exhibition marks a centenary of Keeffe’s debut in 1916 and brings together the most important paintings from the American collections. So, if you cannot usually go to the States, come to London!

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Georgia O’Keeffe, Little House with Flagpole, date unknown


 

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Magda, art historian and Italianist, she writes about art because she cannot make it herself. She loves committed and political artists like Ai Weiwei or the Futurists; like Joseph Beuys she believes that art can change us and we can change the world.

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