Georgia O’Keeffe To Showcase at Tate Modern

To celebrate the centennial of Georgia O’Keeffe‘s first official exhibition in New York, the Tate Modern is set to stage a major retrospective in the artist’s honor. The 100-plus painting show will open at the gallery’s Bankside, London location and offers an extensive look at O’Keeffe’s 60-year career.

The exhibition will aim to show the artist in multiple contexts and chronicle a long period of time, from the 1910s to 1960s. It will also feature the celebrated ‘Jimson Weed, White Flower No. 1’ 1932 painting, which is the most expensive painting sold at auction by a female artist. Tanya Barson, the exhibition’s curator, revealed that the show will be arranged in a broadly chronological style, but this will be broken at certain points to ensure thematic coherence. The retrospective will span from O’Keeffe’s first show of charcoal drawings at 291 to her work in the early 60s.

O’Keeffe came to be known as the “mother of American modernism,” and counted a number of feminist artists such as Judy Chicago and Miriam Shapiro among her biggest fans. This exhibition will be a rare chance to see the beauty and skill of her remarkable paintings outside the US. The summer retrospective will reveal much more about O’Keeffe’s artistic practice and influence, moving away from the monolithic interpretation of her work.



“Georgia O’Keeffe” will run from July 6 until October 30, 2016 at the new Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG