Georgia O’Keefe Exhibition @ MoMA – 2023

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Georgia O’Keefe Exhibition @ MoMA – 2023

Georgia O’Keeffe at MoMA. Collage

The Georgia O’Keeffe: “To See Takes Time “like to have a friend takes  time” must-see Exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art opens on April 9 to August 12, 2023.   Georgia O’Keefe (American, 1887-1986) known for her magnificent  close-up, large-scale flower paintings also made drawings, and she made them in series using charcoal, graphite, watercolor and pastel in works that range from observational to abstract.

In O’Keeffe’s breakthrough period of 1915-1918, she made as many drawings as she would over the rest of her life. In the exhibition, she  returned to producing series on paper at key moments of experimentation and change, even after she turned increasingly towards canvas.  An abstract sequence might comprise several nearly identical compositions, as the two top left, just some of the Evening Star train drawings series.

The exhibition is sponsored by Getty through The Paper Project Initiative. Organized by Samantha Friedman, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, realized with the participation of the Georgia O’Keefe Museum, Santa Fe.

Top Left to Right: Blue Hill 11, 1916 …  Evening Star No. 111, 1917  … Evening Star 11, 1917  Center: No. 12 Special, 1916
Bottom Left to  Right: Seated Nude X1,1917 … Train at Night In the Desert, 1916
… Evening Star, 1917