Art on Sunday #2
Georgia O’Keeffe’s Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1.
1932, 48” by 40”, oil on canvas
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
(photo August 1, 2015)
American artist Georgia O’Keeffe was best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers and New Mexico landscapes. Recognized as the “Mother of American modernism,” O’Keeffe was born November 15, 1887 in a farmhouse near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. (Wikipedia)
When it sold for $44,405,000 at Sotheby’s American Art sale on November 20, 2014, O’Keeffe’s Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 became the most expensive work of art by a woman and one of the most expensive works of American art. Purchased by WalMart heiress Alice B. Walton for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, the painting was sold by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum of Santa Fe, New Mexico, with proceeds going to its acquisitions fund.
Artist Georgia O’Keeffe, 1932 gelatin silver print by her husband, Alfred Stieglitz