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Blue Lines X

Artist:
Georgia O'Keeffe (American, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 1887–1986 Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Date:
1916
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite on paper
Dimensions:
25 x 19 in. (63.5 x 48.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1969
Accession Number:
69.278.3
Not on view
the artist (1916–69; on extended loan to MMA, 1949–69; her gift as part of the Alfred Stieglitz Collection to MMA)

New York. 291. "A Representative Group of Paintings and Drawings by Hartley, Marin, Walkowitz, Wright, Georgia O'Keeffe," November 22–December 20, 1916, no catalogue.

New York. 291. "Exhibition of the Recent Work—Oils, Water–Colors, Charcoal Drawings, Sculpture—by Georgia O'Keeffe of Canyon, Texas," April 3–May 14, 1917, no catalogue.

Anderson Galleries, New York. "Alfred Stieglitz Presents One–Hundred Pictures, Oils, Watercolors, Pastels, Drawings by Georgia O'Keeffe, American," January 29–February 10, 1923, no catalogue.

An American Place, New York. "Georgia O'Keeffe: 44 Selected Paintings (1915–1927)," January 29–March 17, 1934, possibly extended to March 27, 1934, no catalogue [possibly this picture].

New York. An American Place. "Beginnings and Landmarks: "291," 1905–1917," October 27–December 27, 1937, no. 64.

Art Institute of Chicago. "Georgia O'Keeffe," January 21–February 22, 1943, no. 1.

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Georgia O'Keeffe: An Exhibition," May 14–August 25, 1946, no catalogue (checklist no. 2; as "No. 10—Blue Lines").

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. S-224; as "Drawing No. 10, Blue Lines").

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.51.683; loan extended to November 16, 1953).

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. 27).

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. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Two Hundred Years of Watercolor Painting in America: An Exhibition Commemorating the Centennial of the American Watercolor Society," December 8, 1966–January 29, 1967, no. 206.

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "The Art of the Real: USA, 1948–1968," July 3–September 8, 1968, no. 37.

New York. Whitney Museum of American Art. "Georgia O'Keeffe," October 8–November 29, 1970, no. 1.

Art Institute of Chicago. "Georgia O'Keeffe," January 6–February 7, 1971, no. 1.

San Francisco Museum of Art. "Georgia O'Keeffe," March 15–April 30, 1971, no. 1.

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "Georgia O'Keeffe: 1887–1986," November 1, 1987–February 21, 1988, no. 9.

Art Institute of Chicago. "Georgia O'Keeffe: 1887–1986," March 5–June 19, 1988, no. 9.

Dallas Museum of Art. "Georgia O'Keeffe: 1887–1986," July 31–October 16, 1988, no. 9.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Georgia O'Keeffe: 1887–1986," November 19, 1988–February 5, 1989, no. 9.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Georgia O'Keeffe: 1887–1986," March 30–June 18, 1989, no. 9.

Washington. Phillips Collection. "Two Lives: Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stiegltz: A Conversation in Paintings and Photographs," December 12, 1992–April 4, 1993, unnumbered cat. (p. 4).

New York. IBM Gallery of Science and Art. "Two Lives: Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stiegltz: A Conversation in Paintings and Photographs," April 27–June 26,1993, unnumbered cat.

Washington D.C. Phillips Collection. "Georgia O'Keeffe: The Poetry of Things," April 17–July 18, 1999, unnumbered cat. (pl. 12).

Santa Fe. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. "Georgia O'Keeffe: The Poetry of Things," August 7–October 17, 1999, unnumbered cat.

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries," January 28–April 22, 2001, unnumbered cat. (pl. 85; as "Blue Lines").

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe," October 13, 2011–January 2, 2012, no. 178.

Henry Tyrell. "New York Art Exhibition and Gallery Notes: Esoteric Art at '291'." Christian Science Monitor (May 4, 1917), p. 10.

Edward Alden Jewell. "Georgia O'Keeffe in an Art Review." New York Times (February 2, 1934), p. 15.

F[ilmer]. S[tuart]. C[uckow]. Northrop. The Meeting of East and West: An Inquiry Concerning World Understanding. New York, 1947, pp. 162–64, ill. frontispiece, calls it "Abstraction No. 11" and "Abstraction No. 11, The Two Blue Lines".

Barbara Rose. "Georgia O'Keeffe's Late Paintings." Artforum 9 (November 1970), p. 46.

Charles Child Eldredge. "Georgia O'Keeffe: The Development of an American Modern." PhD diss., University of Minnesota, 1971, pp. 24, 98, 103, fig. 10.

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, opp. pl. 1.

Laurie Lisle. Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe. New York, 1980, pp. 106, 338.

Lisa Mintz Messinger. "Georgia O'Keeffe." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 42 (Fall 1984), pp. 11, 59–60, ill. p. 10.

Laurie Lisle. Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe. Albuquerque, 1986, pp. 78, 265.

Beverly Gherman. Georgia O'Keeffe: The "Wideness and Wonder" of Her World. New York, 1986, p. 77.

Lisa Mintz Messinger. Georgia O'Keeffe. New York, 1988, pp. 19–21, fig. 10.

Michael Berry. Georgia O'Keeffe. New York, 1988, p. 39, ill.

Georgia O'Keeffe. Some Memories of Drawings. Ed. Doris Bry. Albuquerque, 1988, pp. 7, 13–15, 97, pl. 1.

Anita Pollitzer. A Woman on Paper: Georgia O'Keeffe. New York, 1988, pp. 46–47, ill.

Barbara Buhler Lynes. O'Keeffe, Stieglitz, and the Critics. Ann Arbor, Mich., 1989, pp. 22, 168, 325 n. 68, p. 327 n. 84, reprints Ref. Tyrell 1917.

Roxana Robinson. Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life. New York, 1989, pp. 156, 172, 179, 403.

Sarah Whitaker Peters. Becoming O'Keeffe: The Early Years. New York, 1991, pp. 99–100.

Charles Child Eldredge. Georgia O'Keeffe. New York, 1991, p. 31, ill. p. 29 (erroneous orientation).

Elizabeth Montgomery. Georgia O'Keeffe. New York, 1993, pp. 60–61, ill.

Maria Costantino. Georgia O'Keeffe. New York, 1994, pp. 20, 150, ill.

Britta Benke. Georgia O'Keeffe, 1887–1986: Blumen in der Wüste. Cologne, 1994, p. 83, ill.

Anne Middleton Wagner. Three Artists (Three Women): Modernism and the Art of Hesse, Krasner, and O'Keeffe. Berkeley, 1996, p. 57.

Barbara Rose in The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Ed. Peter H. Hassrick. New York, 1997, pp. 104, 109, ill. p. 105.

Bram Dijkstra. Georgia O'Keeffe and the Eros of Place. Princeton, 1998, pp. 155, 159, fig. 48.

Sharyn R. Udall. O'Keeffe and Texas. Exh. cat., Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum. San Antonio, 1998, p. 93, ill.

Barbara Buhler Lynes. Georgia O'Keeffe: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven, 1999, vol. 1, p. 61, no. 64, ill.

Eleanor Munro. Originals: American Women Artists. Reprint (1st ed., 1979). [Boulder, Co.], 2000, p. 85.

Lisa Mintz Messinger. Georgia O'Keeffe. London, 2001, pp. 29-30, fig. 12.

Barbara Buhler Lynes with Russell Bowman. O'Keeffe's O'Keeffes: The Artist's Collection. Exh. cat., Milwaukee Art Museum. New York, 2001, pp. 63, 169.

Janet Souter. Georgia O'Keeffe. London, 2005, p. 5, fig. 2.

Janet Souter. Georgia O'Keeffe. New York, 2005, pp. 24–25, 34, ill.

Susan Wright. Georgia O'Keeffe: An Eternal Spirit. (1st ed., 1996). [New York], 2006, pp. 6–7, ill.

Barbara Haskell et al., ed. Georgia O'Keeffe: Abstraction. New Haven, 2009, pp. 10–11, fig.16.

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, 196, 199, 277–78, no. 178, 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, pp. 20, 29, 77, 79, 81, 84, 89, 125, 144 n. 309, p. 231 n. 462, pp. 446, 453, 457, 659, ill. p. 21.

Britta Benke. Georgia O'Keeffe, 1887-1986: Flowers in the Desert. Cologne, 2011, p. 83, ill. (color).



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