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Delving into the enigma that is Georgia O'Keeffe, a new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum considers how the artist sculpted her own persona.

The Brooklyn Museum takes a look at Georgia O’Keeffe through a fresh lens. Using photographs of the iconic modern artist, the exhibit examines the role her wardrobe and poses had in defining her. Photographs of O’Keeffe by prominent photographers including Alfred Stieglitz (her husband), Annie Liebovitz, Andy Warhol and Ansel Adams are displayed alongside a selection of her own pivotal paintings and pieces of her clothing.

The exhibition provides a glimpse into O’Keeffe’s evolving personal style and her art: When she lived in New York, her art and her wardrobe were mostly in black and white. When she moved to New Mexico, she used colors that were in tune with the Southwestern landscape. The Brooklyn Museum—where O’Keeffe had her first museum exhibition in 1927—illuminates for us now the ways in which the artist developed and maintained control of her persona.

The exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern is on display until July 23rd.

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238
United States

  • Words:
    Nikolaj Hansson
  • Words:
    Nikolaj Hansson
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