I just got back from the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit for the second time. I thought that this picture of Jimson Weed on the left looked just like a flower in my yard! It’s not the same, but it’s close! Pretty soon it will be getting dark early and I won’t be able to see my backyard until the weekends.
This exhibit was one of the best I have ever seen. The audio guide is fantastic and has all of her own commentary from an interview she did in the 80s. My favorite quote of hers was :
“I’ve been terrified every single moment of my life but I have never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.”
She actually had a ton of really, what seemed to be, contrary and stubborn statements. She basically wanted to make her exhibition so “vulgar” so that no one would ever talk to her about her art again or ask her anymore questions.
Did I mention this painting above sold for $44 million?