Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern

Brooklyn Museum

  • $10.00
  • $9.00 for Members

This book explores how Georgia O’Keeffe lived a life steeped in modernism, proclaiming her progressive, independent lifestyle through a self-crafted public persona—including her clothing and personal aesthetic.

This fresh and carefully researched study brings O’Keeffe’s style to life, illuminating how this beloved American artist purposefully proclaimed her modernity in the way she dressed and posed for photographers, from Alfred Stieglitz to Bruce Weber. Richly illustrated with images of her art including views of the two homes she designed and furnished in New Mexico, the book also features never–before–published photographs of O’Keeffe’s clothing. Some of the most exquisite of these garments are attributed to O’Keeffe herself, a skilled seamstress who understood fabric and design, and who has become an icon in today’s fashion world as much for her personal style as for her painting. This beautiful book accompanies the first museum exhibition to bring together a collection of photographs, garments, and paintings to explore O’Keeffe’s unified modernist aesthetic and her determination to be in charge of how the world understood her identity and artistic values.

Companion book of the exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern, previously on view at the Brooklyn Museum.

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