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Georgia O'Keeffe
Black Place III, 1944
Oil on canvas, 36 3/16 x 40 1/8 inches
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Gift of The Burnett Foundation

Dark oil painting of dramatic zig-zag black crevice with veins of red in the greyish black on the bottom, white on the top, with an olive brown lightening bolt shape down the middle through the blackness.

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Inscriptions: Stretcher: Inaccessible
Verso: inaccessible

1."Black Place III / 1944 / Oil / 36 x 40 / Canvas / O'Keeffe has negative:" (OKR, black ink)
2. "Black Place - III" (AD, AAP4, black ink)


The Burnett Foundation purchased this on 4/15/99 The Burnett Foundation (Fort Worth) 1999 , Private Collection Private Collection* 1987, Estate of the artist, 1986 Georgia O'Keeffe 1986

Exhibition History

1945 New York (An American Place), no. 9, as "Black Place - III";
1946 New York (MOMA - Retro), no. 55;
1960 Worcester, no. 25;
1966 Albuquerque;
1966 Ft. Worth;
1970 New York (Whitney), no. 95;
1977 Abilene;
1987 Washington, no. 101;
1997 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Inaugural
1998 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent
1999 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (Four Painters / Skunk Cabbage)
2001 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) O'Keeffe's O'Keeffes
2002 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) GOKM 5th Anniversary
2003 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (Stieglitz / Frames of Preference)
2004 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) A Sense of Place; all venues
2006 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (Celebration of New Work)
2008 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (Hartley)
2010 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) GOK: Abstraction; all venues
2010 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) O'Keeffiana
2011 Europe (Rome, Munich, Helsinki) GOK: Retrospective
2013 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Katsina; Denver and GOKM venues only

Gift, © Private Collection*

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