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Georgia O'Keeffe
Corn, No. 2, 1924
Georgia O'Keeffe
Corn, No. 2, 1924
Oil on canvas, 27 1/4 x 10 inches
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Gift of The Burnett Foundation and The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation

Vertical canvas of lush green leaves of corn. An aerial view of the top of a corn stalk, with two main diagonally unfolding leaves curving out and away from the center of the stalk. Leaves tinged with yellow and blue-green, fluidly expanding over the hints of a pinkish background.

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Inscriptions: Stretcher:
1. "F / K 27" (unidentified hand, green ink)
2. "greenish / whitewood [drawing of frame and two illegible words] 10 x 27" (GO, graphite)
3. "O #11" (GO, black crayon)
Verso: "Georgia O'Keeffe - 1924" (white paint)
1. OK * (graphite)
2. "Corn - 1924 / (oil) by Georgia O'Keeffe" (AS, AAP1, black ink)


Estate of the artist, 1986 Georgia O'Keeffe 1986 Abiquiu/New Mexico, Estate of the artist, 1986 ^The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation, Abiquiu, N.Mex., 1993 ^The Burnett Foundation, Fort Worth, Tex., 1996 (partial share)

Exhibition History

1925 New York (Anderson), no. 115, as Corn--No. 2
1934 New York (An American Place) ?
1974 New York (Washburn), no. 3
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
2003 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (Debating American Modernism)
2003 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (Stieglitz / Frames of Preference)
2005 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (GOK and Andy Warhol: Flowers)
2006 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) GOK: Color and Conservation
2007 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (Living Artists: Sherrie Levine)
2008 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (Hartley)
2008 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) GOK and the Camera; all venues
2010 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) GOK: Abstraction; all venues
2011 Europe (Rome, Munich, Helsinki) GOK: Retrospective
2013 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Modern Nature

Gift, © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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