Tate Modern Hosts Georgia O’Keeffe Retrospective

BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Jul 5 2016 / 14:30 PM

The exhibition presents the iconic portfolio of the American artist's work spanning six decades

Tate Modern Hosts Georgia O’Keeffe Retrospective


Georgia O’Keeffe. 'Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1,' 1932. Oil paint on canvas. 48 x 40 inches. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Arkansas, USA. Photography: Edward C. Robison III © 2016 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/DACS, London

The Tate Modern debuts Georgia O’Keeffe on July 6, 2016. The retrospective includes over 100 paintings from the distinguished artist’s practice featuring early abstract paintings to subsequent works from the 1950s and 1960s. Celebrated as one of the pioneers of American modernism, the collection includes Georgia O’Keeffe’s renowned series of still-life flower paintings, animal skulls and the profound inspiration the artist derived from the desert landscapes in New Mexico.

Georgia O’Keeffe, 'Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico / Out Back of Marie's II', 1930. Oil on canvas mounted on board, 24 1/4 x 36 1/4 (61.6 x 92.1), Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Gift of The Burnett Foundation © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/DACS, London

The exhibition offers a unique opportunity for visitors in the United Kingdom to view the artist’s iconic paintings, as her works are not in the current possession of public collections in the UK. A particular highlight is the Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 1932, a key piece from the artist’s still-life flower series, renowned as the most expensive painting ever sold at auction by a female artist – unveiled for the first time outside the US at the Tate Modern’s landmark exhibition. The retrospective is curated by Tanya Barson, Curator of Tate Modern with Hannah Johnston, Assistant Curator of Tate Modern and is organised in collaboration with Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna and the Art Gallery of Ontario,Toronto. - Nada Bokhowa 

Georgia O’Keeffe exhibits from July 6, 2016 to October 30, 2016 at Tate Modern. For further information visit: Tate.org.uk