Georgia O’Keefe at the Whitney
I went up to see the opening today of the Georgia O'Keefe exhibit at the Whitney. Years ago, in a book club that I was a part of, we read Georgia O'Keefe, A Life by Roxana Robinson. The book was unfortunately typical of many biographies…it rambled and needed some serious editing but at the end of the day, I learned about every stage of her life. From childhood, to NYC and her life with Stieglitz to New Mexico. Obviously a very interesting woman.
The exhibit is really well curated. Some classic O'Keefe but also pieces that I have never even seen from abstracts, charcoals, watercolors, drawings and sculpture. I also liked that there was a small room with photos that Stieglitz took of O'Keefe. Personally I like the work that has the deep rich colors that remind me of the desert in New Mexico.
O'Keefe had a really interesting artistic life and it is absolutely worth getting up to the Whitney to see her work.