If I win the lotto between now and March 5th, I am going to bid on something from Georgia O’Keeffe at Sotheby’s upcoming auction. Since one of her paintings holds the auction record for work by a female artist, I’m pretty sure Sotheby’s estimates are very, very low. From paintings, to pottery, to recipes (she ate very healthy and made her own yogurt), and clothing–the items up for auction were left to Juan Hamilton who befriended Georgia when he got a job packing crates for her (she was 87, he was 27). For the last 11 years of her life, he was her confidant and she left her estate to him, which he mostly donated to her estate with the exception on those items now going up for sale. The items go on view at Sotheby’s in NYC on Feb 26th for a week. I fell in love with Georgia’s work in high school and have visited her homes in New Mexico a few times, so I cannot wait. At the least I can purchase the catalog. Mark your calendars.
Oh wow…I have been thinking of her so much lately! Images of her home in Abiquiu will remain with me for life. Going back to NM/West Texas, this time to visit the National Parks, in April and her spirit will travel with me…
(looking also to purchase the catalog!)