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The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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Hardcover, 9 x 10.5 in. / 184 pgs / 200 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2023 p. 3   

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ISBN 9781633451476 TRADE
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New York, NY
The Museum of Modern Art, 04/09/23–08/12/23

“Still — in a way — nobody sees a flower — really — it is so small — we haven’t time — and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”
– GEORGIA O’KEEFFE

  

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time

Edited with text by Samantha Friedman. Text by Laura Neufeld.

Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time

A revelatory new volume on the American modernist's lesser-known works on paper, reuniting many serial works for the first time

Recalling a charcoal she made in 1916, Georgia O'Keeffe later wrote, “I have made this drawing several times—never remembering that I had made it before—and not knowing where the idea came from.” These drawings, and the majority of O’Keeffe’s works in charcoal, watercolor, pastel and graphite, belong to series in which she develops and transforms motifs that lie between observation and abstraction. In the formative years of 1915 to 1918, she made as many works on paper as she would in the next 40 years, producing sequences in watercolor of abstract lines, organic landscapes and nudes, along with charcoal drawings she would group according to the designation “specials.” While her practice turned increasingly toward canvas in subsequent decades, important series on paper reappeared—including charcoal flowers of the 1930s, portraits of the 1940s and aerial views of the 1950s.
Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, this richly illustrated volume highlights the drawings of an artist better known as a painter, and reunites individual sheets with their contextual series to illuminate O’Keeffe’s persistently sequential practice.
Born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) first received critical attention when her breakthrough charcoal drawings were exhibited in New York in 1916. Two years later, she moved to the city to work full time on her art. Beginning in 1929, O’Keeffe spent summers in New Mexico, where she would relocate in 1949. The most famous female artist of her age, she thought of herself not as “the best woman painter” but as “one of the best painters.”


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Combining careful analysis, quotes from O’Keeffe, and lush renderings, Friedman arrives at an engrossing and visually arresting synthesis of the artist’s stylistic evolution. Art connoisseurs will treasure this.

Wall Street Journal

Lance Esplund

These are sides of O’Keeffe we rarely see.

New Yorker

Jackson Arn

O’Keeffe devoted the better part of her ninety-eight years to grand, sometimes grandiose oil paintings, despite the ample evidence that she was spectacular with charcoal and watercolor. A world-class sprinter chose to run marathons.

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Johanna Fateman

In emphasizing an early, scrappy chapter, before she found success, the exhibition recasts her as a methodical as well as an intuitive searcher, attuned to the work of her avant-garde contemporaries, constantly renegotiating the balance of abstraction and representation in her strange, radical art.

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