White Flower

Georgia O'Keeffe at the Kunstforum

She portrayed landscapes and cities of the USA as a world of stages, flowers and bleached animal bones became magical fetishes in her paintings: Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) is one of the most impressive personalities that America's Classic Modernism movement has to offer. Her paintings are distributed amongst the most important collections in the US, so opportunities to see them in Europe are rare. In a unique retrospective, the Bank Austria Kunstforum is now showing O'Keeffe's works from across seven decades for the very first time in Austria. The exhibition has been organized by Tate Modern in cooperation with the Bank Austria Kunstforum and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.

Great American Thing

It was 1916, exactly 100 years ago, when Georgia O'Keeffe made her debut in the male-dominate circle of artists centered on the photographer Alfred Stieglitz, her future husband. O'Keeffe's work is still associated with the creation of the "Great American Thing", embodying like almost no other the historic undertaking to create a national American art that for the first time distanced itself from European tradition. Amongst the paintings exhibited at the Kunstforum is "Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1" from 1932. It is the most expensive painting ever to be have been auctioned by a female artist. A selection of photographs by Stieglitz, Ansel Adams and Paul Strand complete the show.

Georgia O'Keeffe

7 December 2016 - 26 March 2017

Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien

Freyung 8, 1010 Wien
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    • daily, 10:00 - 19:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 21:00
    • 24.12: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. / 31.12: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. / 01.01: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
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