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Georgia O'Keeffe | Exhibition Catalog


In the United States, Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) achieved near-legendary status and remains one of the most celebrated and recognized of American painters. This fall, the Center Pompidou will present the first French retrospective exhibition of O'Keeffe's work, produced in collaboration with the Thyssen Museum in Madrid, the Beyeler Foundation in Basel and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe.

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With a set of paintings, drawings, sculptures from the main American collections, the exhibition traces the artistic journey of an artist whose longevity hasenabled her to be the leader of American Modernist painting, of a search for identity that marked the 1930s, and of the "Hard Edge" movement of the 1950s.
From the landscapes of the Wisconsin of her childhood, to the desert plains of New Mexico, from magnified flowers to seashells, from arid canyons to riverbeds, from dried bones to massacres, Georgia O'Keeffe has never ceased to hunt for shapes that bear witness to the metamorphosis of living things, of the cycles of nature.
The catalog presents the facets of O'Keeffe's work through essays by Didier Ottinger, Catherine Millet, Marta Ruiz del Arbol and Ariel Plotek, which introduce the 8 sections of the exhibition: The Gallery 291, First works, Towards Abstraction, From New York to Lake George, A Plant World, Bones and Shells, New Mexico, and Cosmos.
A series of photographic portraits made by her famous husband Alfred Stieglitz and several renowned photographers (A. Adams, T. Webb, P. Halsman, J. Loengard...) enriches the catalog which ends with an illustrated biography as well as a selected bibliography.

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Didier Ottinger
Éditions du Centre Pompidou
21 cm x 27 cm
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