Georgia O’Keefe at the Whitney

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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.

No4ok_125 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. 

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