The Centre Pompidou presents the first retrospective in France of Georgia O’Keeffe (1887 – 1986), one of the greatest figures of North American art of the 20th century.
The most expensive female artist in the world
Georgia O’Keeffe is none other than the most expensive female artist in the world with a record $ 44 million for a work, the first woman to be exhibited at MoMA in New York. We take advantage of the first Georgia O’Keeffe retrospective in France to immerse ourselves in the colorful landscapes and giant flowers of this major artist of North American art of the twentieth century.
An artist who also shocked some
Without ever tarnishing its popularity. In the Puritan America of the 1920s and 1930s, Georgia O’Keeffe’s works cause scandal but tear themselves apart, especially as his reputation is already sulphurous. She shocks by posing nude for her lover and future husband, Alfred Stieglitz, and the flowers she paints for some allude too much to feminine desire.
Inspired by the plants of Texas
If the exhibition highlights the floral inspirations whose poetry greatly contributed to making the artist a reference in the 1930s, the retrospective also presents all the richness and complexity of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work. Ranging from these first “cosmic” paintings inspired by the plains of Texas in the 1910s to New York skyscrapers and the landscapes of New Mexico where she will end her days, the exhibition reflects the richness of the world. work of Georgia O’Keeffe.