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Georgia O'Keeffe
Series I, No. 12, 1920
Oil on canvas, 20 1/8 x 17 1/4 inches
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Gift of The Burnett Foundation and The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation

Vertical abstract canvas. Whitish mostly with hues of greenish blue over the flatness of the surface. In lower left corner a sharp black streak, and in the lower right other angular black, blue, and reddish formations. In the upper right a black-reddish streak. These intrusions are all small in proportion to the blank and shallowness of the space.

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Inscriptions: Backing:
1. OK * (graphite)
2. "Inner frame for glass separation is on ceiling" (white label, black ink)
3. "Series I - No. 12 - 1920 / by Georgia O'Keeffe" [all within oval] (AS, black crayon)
4. "An American Place 509 Madison Ave N.Y." (AD, graphite)
5. "Series I - No. 12 - 1920 / by - Georgia O'Keeffe" (AD, AAP3, black ink)
6. AAP11
7. "Box 19 / on 4" (DB, black ink)


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

Exhibition History

1923 New York (Anderson)
1966 Albuquerque
1966 Fort Worth
1970 New York (Whitney), no. 26
1993 London (Hayward), no. 41
1997 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Inaugural
1998 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent
1999 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Four Painters of the Stieglitz Circle
2001 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) O'Keeffe's O'Keeffes
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) Permanent Collection (Celebration of New Work)
2006 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (Paul Strand)

Publication History

Inaugural Catalogue: The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum; Peter Hassrick; 1997

© Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Gift

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