Georgia O’Keefe: Abstraction

In Uncategorized on September 21, 2009 at 2:11 pm

A new exhibition opened last week at the Whitney Museum of American Art.  Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction features over 130 pieces by O’Keeffe and some photographs taken by her lover Alfred Stieglitz.

According to the O’Keeffe exhibition review by the New York Times, “There are two Georgia O’Keeffes. They’re closely related, but one is far more interesting than the other. Not so interesting, except maybe as a marketing phenomenon, is the post-1930s cow-skull painter and striker of frontier-priestess poses.”

While I haven’t seen the exhibition, I am pretty excited about it.  I always love to see great shows by monumental historic artists (like O’Keeffe), because I often get a much deeper appreciation that I previously had – one clouded with too many images from dorm room wall posters and coffee table books.  I’m also hoping for dear life that the exhibition is far far far better than the abysmal Lifetime movie I saw this weekend about the love affair between Stieglitz and O’Keeffe.

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