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Black Abstraction

Artist:
Georgia O'Keeffe (American, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 1887–1986 Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Date:
1927
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
30 x 40 1/4 in. (76.2 x 102.2 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1969
Accession Number:
69.278.2
Not on view
the artist (1927–69; on extended loan to MMA, 1949–69; her gift as part of the Alfred Stieglitz Collection to MMA)

Intimate Gallery, New York. "O'Keeffe Exhibition," January 9–February 27, 1928, brochure no. 36 (as "Abstraction Black").

An American Place, New York. "Georgia O'Keeffe: Paintings—New & Some Old," January 7–February 22, 1933, extended to March 15, 1933, brochure no. 22.

An American Place, New York. "Exhibition of Four Americans: Dove, Marin, O'Keeffe, Stieglitz, and Picasso," October 17–November 27, 1941, no. 11.

Art Institute of Chicago. "Georgia O'Keeffe," January 21–February 22, 1943, no. 18.

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Georgia O'Keeffe: An Exhibition," May 14–August 25, 1946, no catalogue (checklist no. 28).

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Alfred Stieglitz Exhibition: His Collection," June 10–August 31, 1947, no catalogue (checklist no. 78).

Art Institute of Chicago. "Alfred Stieglitz: His Photographs and His Collection," February 2–29, 1948, extended to March 7, 1948, no catalogue (checklist; loan no. 47.563).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "20th Century Painters: A Special Exhibition of Oils, Water Colors and Drawings Selected from the Collections of American Art in the Metropolitan Museum," June 16–October 29, 1950, unnum. brochure (p. 9).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "75th Anniversary Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture by 75 Artists Associated with the Art Students League of New York," March 16–April 29, 1951, unnumbered cat. (p. 39).

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "From the Alfred Stieglitz Collection: An Extended Loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 22–August 12, 1951, no catalogue (checklist no. E.L.51.687; loan extended to May 15, 1961).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Fourteen American Masters: Paintings from Colonial Times to Today," October 16, 1958–January 4, 1959, no catalogue.

Washington, D. C. Corcoran Gallery of Art. "The New Tradition: Modern Americans Before 1940," April 27–June 2, 1963, no. 77.

Fort Worth. Amon Carter Museum of Western Art. "Georgia O'Keeffe: An Exhibition of the Work of the Artist from 1915 to 1966," March 17–May 8, 1966, unnumbered cat. (p. 28).

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "Georgia O'Keeffe: An Exhibition of the Work of the Artist from 1915 to 1966," May 28–July 3, 1966, unnumbered cat.

Albuquerque. University of New Mexico Art Museum. "Georgia O'Keeffe," September 8–October 13, 1966, no catalogue.

New York. Whitney Museum of American Art. "Georgia O'Keeffe," October 8–November 29, 1970, no. 52.

Art Institute of Chicago. "Georgia O'Keeffe," January 6–February 7, 1971, no. 52.

San Francisco Museum of Art. "Georgia O'Keeffe," March 15–April 30, 1971, no. 52.

Canberra. Australian National Gallery. "20th Century Masters from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," March 1–April 27, 1986, unnumbered cat. (p. 56).

Brisbane. Queensland Art Gallery. "20th Century Masters from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," May 7–July 1, 1986, unnumbered cat.

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "Georgia O'Keeffe: 1887–1986," November 1, 1987–February 21, 1988, no. 54.

Art Institute of Chicago. "Georgia O'Keeffe: 1887–1986," March 5–June 19, 1988, no. 54.

Dallas Museum of Art. "Georgia O'Keeffe: 1887–1986," July 31–October 16, 1988, no. 54.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Georgia O'Keeffe: 1887–1986," November 19, 1988–February 5, 1989, no. 54.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Georgia O'Keeffe: 1887–1986," March 30–June 18, 1989, no. 54.

Museum Wiesbaden. "Künstlerinnen des 20. Jahrhunderts," September 1–November 25, 1990, unnumbered cat. (p. 250).

Berlin. Martin-Gropius-Bau. "Amerikanische Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert: Malerei und Plastik; 1913–1993," May 8–July 25, 1993, no. 39.

London. Royal Academy of Arts. "American Art in the 20th Century: Painting and Sculpture 1913–1993," September 16–December 12, 1993, no. 39.

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. "Inside the Visible: An Elliptical Traverse of 20th Century Art in, of, and from the Feminine," January 30–May 12, 1996, not in catalogue.

San Antonio. Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum. "O'Keeffe and Texas," January 27–April 5, 1998, no. 19.

Madrid. Fundación Juan March. "Georgia O'Keeffe: Naturalezas íntimas," February 8–June 2, 2002, no. 14 (as "Abstracción negra").

Roslyn Harbor, N. Y. Nassau County Museum of Art. "Four Originals: Cassatt, O'Keeffe, Nevelson, Frankenthaler," September 21, 2003–January 4, 2004, unnumbered cat. (p. 36).

Paris. Musée d'Orsay. "New York et l'art moderne: Alfred Stieglitz et son cercle (1905–1930)," October 18, 2004–January 16, 2005, no. 152.

Madrid. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. "Nueva York y el arte moderno: Alfred Stieglitz y su circulo (1905–1930)," February 10–May 16, 2005, no. 152.

West Palm Beach. Norton Museum of Art. "Georgia O'Keeffe: Circling Around Abstraction," February 10–May 6, 2007, no. 23.

Santa Fe. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. "Georgia O'Keeffe: Circling Around Abstraction," May 25–September 9, 2007, no. 23.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts. "Georgia O'Keeffe: Circling Around Abstraction," October 7, 2007–January 6, 2008, no. 23.

New York. Whitney Museum of American Art. "Georgia O'Keeffe: Abstraction," September 17, 2009–January 17, 2010, unnumbered cat. (pl. 96).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe," October 13, 2011–January 2, 2012, no. 184.

Brunswick, Me. Bowdoin College Museum of Art. "Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860–1960," June 27–October 18, 2015, no. 63.

Musée de Grenoble. "Georgia O'Keeffe et ses amis photographes," November 7, 2015–February 7, 2016, no. 4.

Waldo Frank, Lewis Mumford, Dorothy Norman, Paul Rosenfeld, and Harold Rugg, ed. America and Alfred Stieglitz: A Collective Portrait. Garden City, N. Y., 1934, pl. XXID, as "Abstration–Black".

John I. H. Baur, ed. New Art in America: Fifty Painters of the 20th Century. Greenwich, Conn., 1957, p. 198, ill.

Peter Plagens. "A Georgia O'Keeffe Retrospective in Texas." Artforum 4 (May 1966), p. 29, ill.

Dorothy Seiberling. "Horizons of a Pioneer: Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico." Life 64 (March 1, 1968), pp. 9, 40-41, ill.

George Heard Hamilton. "The Alfred Stieglitz Collection." Metropolitan Museum Journal 3 (1970), p. 392.

Henry Geldzahler in "Twentieth Century Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1965–1975. New York, 1975, p. 212, ill.

Georgia O'Keeffe. Georgia O'Keeffe. New York, 1976, text facing pl. 54, ill.

Laurie Lisle. Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe. New York, 1980, pp. 184, 357.

Kathleen Howard, ed. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide. New York, 1983, p. 416, pl. 13.

Lisa Mintz Messinger. "Georgia O'Keeffe." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 42 (Fall 1984), pp. 23-25, 60, ill.

Jan Garden Castro. The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe. New York, 1985, p. 102.

Laurie Lisle. Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe. Albuquerque, 1986, pp. 136, 299.

Vera Graaf. "Georgia O'Keefes Leben." Du no. 5 (May 1987), pp. 16-18, ill.

Lisa Mintz Messinger. Georgia O'Keeffe. New York, 1988, pp. 42, 44-45, ill. (1989 ed., same pagination).

Barbara Buhler Lynes. O'Keeffe, Stieglitz, and the Critics. Ann Arbor, Mich., 1989, p. 342 n. 8.

Roxana Robinson. Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life. New York, 1989, p. 300.

Christopher Merrill and Ellen Bradbury, ed. From the Faraway Nearby: Georgia O'Keeffe as Icon. Reading, Mass., 1992, pp. 61-62, 101, fig. 3.

Alexandra Arrowsmith Thomas West, ed. Two Lives: Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz; a Conversation in Paintings and Photographs. Exh. cat., Phillips Collection, Washington, D. C. New York, 1992, p. 17.

Elizabeth Montgomery. Georgia O'Keeffe. New York, 1993, pp. 77-79, ill.

Charles Child Eldredge. Georgia O'Keeffe: American and Modern. Exh. cat., Hayward Gallery, London. New Haven, 1993, p. 25.

Maria Costantino. Georgia O'Keeffe. New York, 1994, p. 29.

Jula Dech. Georgia O'Keeffe: Gemälde. Munich, 1995, pl. 8.

Bram Dijkstra. Georgia O'Keeffe and the Eros of Place. Princeton, 1998, pp. 228-29, 231, fig. 68.

Barbara Buhler Lynes. Georgia O'Keeffe: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven, 1999, vol. 1, p. 330, no. 574, ill., vol. 2, p. 1117, app. 3, fig. 29A.

Lisa Mintz Messinger. Georgia O'Keeffe. London, 2001, pp. 95, 97, 99, fig. 64.

Barbara Buhler Lynes with Russell Bowman. O'Keeffe's O'Keeffes: The Artist's Collection. Exh. cat., Milwaukee Art Museum. New York, 2001, p. 169 (app. 2: "Works Given to Institutions during the Artist's Lifetime").

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp. Full Bloom: The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe. New York and London, 2004, p. 276, pl. between pp. 376 and 377.

Janet Souter. Georgia O'Keeffe. London, 2005, p. 26, fig. 22 (incorrect orientation).

Wanda Corn. "Telling Tales: Georgia O'Keeffe on Georgia O'Keeffe." American Art 23 (Summer 2009), p. 69, fig. 12.

Lisa Mintz Messinger in Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe. The Alfred Stieglitz Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ed. Lisa Mintz Messinger. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2011, pp. 14, 200, 279-80, no. 184, ill. (color).

Sarah Greenough, ed. My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz. Vol. 1, 1915–1933. New Haven, Conn., 2011, p. 669.

Joachim Homann in Joachim Homann. Night Vision: Noctures in American Art, 1860-1960. Exh. cat., Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Brunswick, Me., 2015, pp. 139–41, 149, 171, colorpl. 63.

Sophie Bernard in Georgia O'Keeffe et ses amis photographes. Exh. cat., Musée de Grenoble. Grenoble, 2015, pp. 50, 198, no. 4, fig. 30 (color), ill. pp. 66–67 (color).



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