Georgia O’Keefe Painting Resets Female Auction Record at $44 Million

November 22nd, 2014

George O'Keefe, Jimson Weed, via The GuardianThe record for the most expensive work of art by a female artist fell in unexpected fashion at Sotheby’s in New York last night, as a Georgia O’Keefe painting Jimson Weed/White Flower No 1 from 1932 sold for more than three times its estimate for $44 million.  The work was included in a sale of American Art last night, and beats the previous $11.9 million auction record for a female (held by Joan Mitchell). Read more at The Guardian