Georgia O’Keeffe: A Retrospective

Georgia O’Keeffe: A Retrospective

The Tate Modern celebrates the work of America’s leading modernist painter

Famed for her modern, abstract and magnified composition of flowers, skyscrapers and southwest American landscape subject matter, Georgia O’Keeffe has been hailed many times over as a pioneer in her field.

In 1946, O’Keeffe became the first woman to have a retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and in 2014 she set a new record for female artists when her Jimson Weed/ White Flower No 1 painting sold for a huge $44.4 million at auction.

Now visitors to the Tate Modern can experience her work, with an exhibition featuring over 100 pieces that span a period of 60 years, including a space dedicated to her husband and long-time collaborator, Alfred Stieglitz. It will be the largest collection of O’Keeffe’s work displayed outside of the US, and the only public collection in the UK to feature her work at present.

6 July – 30 October 2016

  • Words: Catriona Taylor

  • Photography: Georgia O'Keeffe Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 1932 | Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Arkansas USA © 2016 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum/DACS, London. Photograph by Edward C. Robison III