Exhibition

Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style

On view December 16, 2017 to April 1, 2018

Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style is the first exhibition to explore the art, image and personal style of one of America’s most iconic artists. O’Keeffe’s understated and carefully designed garments, many never before exhibited, are presented alongside photographs and her paintings, illuminating O’Keeffe’s unified modernist aesthetic and distinctive self-styling. For more than 70 years, O’Keeffe shaped her public persona, defied labels and carved out a truly progressive, independent life in order to create her art. Her aesthetic legacy — compact masses, organic silhouettes, minimal ornamentation, and restrained color palettes — continues to capture the popular imagination and inspire leading designers and tastemakers of our day.

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Laura Gilpin (American, 1891–1979). Georgia O’Keeffe, 1953. Gelatin silver print. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas. Bequest of the artist, P1979.130.6. ©1979 Amon Carter Museum of American Art

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Georgia O’Keeffe (American, 1887–1986). Blue #2, 1916. Watercolor on paper, 157/8 x 11 in. (40.3 x 27.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Bequest of Mary T. Cockcroft, by exchange, 58.74. (Photo: Sarah DeSantis, Brooklyn Museum)


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Emilio Pucci (Italian, 1913–1992). Dress, c. 1954. Black and white cotton. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; Gift of Juan and Anna Marie Hamilton, 2000.03.0614. (Photo © Gavin Ashworth)

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Georgia O’Keeffe, The Mountain, New Mexico, 1931. Oil on canvas. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Purchase 32.14. © The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Tony Vaccaro, Georgia O’Keeffe with “Pelvis Series, Red with Yellow” and the desert, 1960. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Courtesy of Tony Vaccaro studio


Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style is organized by the Brooklyn Museum with guest curator Wanda M. Corn, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History, Stanford University, and made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts. Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation, Leslie and Angus Littlejohn, Fay, Susan and Appy Chandler and Mr. and Mrs. J. Taylor Crandall provided generous support.The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum provided valuable support.

Media Partners: Northshore Magazine and WMJX Magic 106.7

Promotional Partner: Boston Fashion Week/School of Fashion Design, Boston

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Georgia O'Keeffe: art, image, style

Georgia O’Keeffe’s independent streak started early. Her high school yearbook described her this way: “A girl who would be different in habit, style and dress. A girl who doesn’t give a cent for men and boys still less.”