Untitled (Purple Petunia), 1925
This limited-edition giclée print is part of a collection of 20 works that have been produced to celebrate O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism, showing at the Art Gallery of NSW until 2 October 2017.
Each work is printed using the highest quality inks on archival-quality paper, allowing for a life of more than 100 years if cared for properly. It is accompanied by a certificate signed by the Editors of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and The Canberra Times.
Original Artwork: Oil on canvas 18.4cm x 18.4cm. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Gift of The Burnett Foundation (2007.06.021) © The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
Small: 27cm x 27cm
Medium: 27cm x 27cm
Large: 56cm x 56cm
Frames - Crafted by Amarisco Picture Framing, Sydney. Ph 02 9439 3133, amarisco.com.au.
Box frames are sourced from sustainable plantation timber
Frame dimensions are 20mm face and 37mm depth
Available in Classic White, Matte Black, Tasmanian Oak and Dark Timber
2mm clear acrylic with 80% UV protection rating
Artworks are mounted to acid-free foam core
Artworks are set to the rear of the frame with a 20mm space to the acrylic.
The high quality of the paper and inks should ensure a life of more than 100 years if cared for properly.
A museum-quality, smooth cotton high white is used. It is 315 gsm with 100% cotton linters and a silky smooth matte surface.
It is acid and lignin free with an excellent colour gamut.
The surface has a special matte coating, designed for high-quality fine art and photographic reproduction.
Images are printed with archival quality Ultrachrome pigment-based K3 inks onto smooth fine art paper.
The term 'giclée print' (pronounced zhee-clay) refers to an elevation in printmaking technology.
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Georgia O’Keeffe, 1887-1986
Georgia O’Keeffe is one of the most significant and intriguing artists of the 20th century, known internationally for her boldly innovative work. Her distinctive, sensual rendering of flowers, dramatic cityscapes, glowing landscapes and images of bones against the stark desert sky are iconic and original contributions to the American Modernism movement.
Georgia O’Keeffe’s work is widely recognised and acclaimed: more than 500 examples of her works are on exhibit in public collections in Asia, Europe, and North and Central America. In addition, since her work was first shown in New York in 1916, it has been included in hundreds of solo and group exhibitions around the world.
O’Keeffe studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League in New York, learning the techniques of traditional realist painting. Her practice shifted dramatically in 1912, when she studied the revolutionary ideas of Arthur Wesley Dow, whose emphasis on composition and design offered O’Keeffe an alternative to realism.
Seeking to find a personal visual language, she began a series of abstract charcoal drawings in 1915 that represented a radical break with tradition. O’Keeffe was one of the first American artists to practice pure abstraction.
By the mid-1920s, O’Keeffe was recognised as one of America’s most important and successful artists, known for her paintings of New York skyscrapers – an essentially American image of modernity – as well as flowers.
In 1929, she made the first of many trips to northern New Mexico, where the stark landscape, distinct indigenous art, and adobe architecture inspired a new direction in her work. She finally made the state her permanent home in 1949. O’Keeffe’s New Mexico paintings coincided with a growing interest in regional scenes by American Modernists seeking a distinctive view of America.
In the 1950s, O’Keeffe began to travel overseas, creating paintings that evoked a sense of the spectacular places she visited, including the mountain peaks of Peru and Japan’s Mount Fuji. At the age of 73, she embarked on a new series focused on the clouds in the sky and the rivers below.
Suffering from macular degeneration and discouraged by her failing eyesight, O’Keeffe painted her last unassisted oil painting in 1972. But her will to create did not diminish with her eyesight. Almost blind, she enlisted the help of several assistants to enable her to continue making her art, returning to favourite visual motifs from her memory and imagination.
Georgia O’Keeffe died in Santa Fe at the age of 98. The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, which opened in Santa Fe in 1997, cares for a growing body of her artworks, including some 150 oil paintings and nearly 700 sketches, as well as important pastels, watercolours and charcoals. Its collection also includes O’Keeffe’s personal property, including her art materials, and a significant archive of documentation and photography of her life.
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|Delivery within Australia||Delivery time||Price|
|Standard delivery||Up to four weeks||FREE|
|International delivery||Delivery time||Price|
|New Zealand||Up to five weeks||
1 x print $30
2 x prints $30
3 x prints $60
4 x prints $60
Plus $30 for every 1–2 prints thereafter
|Rest of world||Up to five weeks||
1 x print $45
2 x prints $45
3 x prints $90
4 x prints $90
Plus $45 for every 1–2 prints thereafter
Small: 27cm x 27cm
Medium: 27cm x 27cm
Large: 56cm x 56cm