Go See – New York: Georgia O’Keeffe ‘Abstraction’ at the Whitney through January 17, 2010

November 7th, 2009

Georgia O’Keeffe, “Abstraction White Rose” (1927). Via NY Times..

On view now until January 2010, the Whitney Museum of American Art is featuring abstract works by Georgia O’Keeffe. The exhibition contains over 130 paintings, drawings, watercolors, and sculptures by O’Keeffe, including selections taken from Alfred Stieglitz’s photographic portrait series of the artist. “Abstraction” will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, which follows O’Keeffe’s celebrated career and life.

Related Links:
Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction [Whitney Museum of American Art]
In Full Flower, Before the Desert [NY Times]
Out of the Erotic Ghetto [NY Magazine]
Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction [Time Out: New York]
Georgia O’Keeffe, Whitney Museum, New York [FT.com]
Love It Or Hate It, O’Keeffe’s at the Whitney [New York Observer]
Painting a New Picture of Georgia O’Keeffe [The Wall Street Journal]

Georgia O’Keeffe, “Series I, No. 3″ (1918). Via NY Times.

The exhibition focuses primarily on O’Keeffe’s abstract works, beginning with a group of charcoal drawings created in 1915. According to the Whitney Museum, “In these and subsequent abstractions, O’Keeffe sought to transcribe her ineffable thoughts and emotions.” Her work in abstract painting and drawing, though erratic, makes her one of the first American abstract artists to date.

Georgia O’Keeffe, “Blue Flower” (1918). Via NY Times.

Georgia O’Keeffe, “Series I, No. 8″ (1919). Via NY Times

Georgia O’Keeffe, “Early Abstraction” (1915). Via NY Times.

Georgia O’Keeffe, “Music, Pink and Blue No. 2″ (1918). Via NY Times.

Georgia O’Keeffe was born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, on November 15, 1887. She is known worldwide for her paintings of flowers, shells, animal bones, and Southwest landscapes. Later in her life, she settled in New Mexico where she produced several of her most prominent works. O’Keeffe died on March 6, 1998, at the age of 98.

Georgia O’Keeffe, “Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. IV” (1930). Via NY Times.

Georgia O’Keeffe, “Flower Abstraction” (1924). Via NY Times.

Georgia O’Keeffe, “Abstraction” (1926). Via NY Times.