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Black Iris VI
1936 | Oil Canvas
91.4×60.9 cm | 0.56 m²
USD 5*** - 7***
Details GEORGIA O'KEEFFE (1887-1986) Black Iris VI signed with initials ‘OK’ in the artist’s star device (on a piece of the original backing) oil on canvas 36 x 24 in. (91.4 x 60.9 cm.) Painted in 1936 Provenance An American Place, New York. Mrs. Jacob Gould Schurman III, San Francisco (acquired from the above, 1946); Estate sale, Christie's, New York, 21 May 1998, lot 199. Curtis Galleries, Minneapolis, Minnesota (acquired from the above). Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Acquired from the above by the late owner, 2001. Literature N. Calloway, "Georgia O'Keeffe: One Hundred Flowers" in Artspace: Southwestern Contemporary Arts Quarterly, vol. 12, no. 1, Winter 1987-1988, p. 26 (illustrated in color; titled Black Iris II (Black Iris VI)). N. Calloway, Georgia O'Keeffe: One Hundred Flowers, New York, 1989, no. 34 (illustrated in color; titled Black Iris II [Black Iris VI]). B.B. Lynes, Georgia O'Keeffe: Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven, 1999, vol. I, p. 551, no. 885 (illustrated in color). S. Niederman, Explorer’s Guide: The Santa Fe & Taos Book, Woodstock, Vermont, 2006, p. 104 (illustrated). N. Mikula, Top 10 Santa Fe, Taos, & Albuquerque, New York, 2008, pp. 15 and 126 (illustrated in color). Exhibited New York, An American Place, Georgia O'Keeffe: New Paintings, February-March 1937, no. 9 (titled Black Iris—VI). San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, After Surrealism, February-March 1959. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Modern Masters in West Coast Collections: An Exhibition Selected in Celebration of the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the San Francisco Museum of Art, October-November 1960. Des Moines Art Center, Shifting Visions: O'Keeffe, Guston, Richter, October 1998-January 1999. Santa Fe, New Mexico, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Georgia O’Keeffe and Andy Warhol: Flowers of Distinction, May 2005-January 2006, pp. 46 and 75, no. 18 (illustrated in color). Portland Art Museum; Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; New Orleans Museum of Art and Seattle Art Museum, Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection, October 2015-May 2017, pp. 122-23 (illustrated in color). Seattle Art Museum, Georgia O'Keeffe: Abstract Variations, March-June 2020, pp. 47 and 62 (illustrated in color, p. 47, pl. 9). Special Notice On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in the outcome of the sale of certain lots consigned for sale. This will usually be where it has guaranteed to the Seller that whatever the outcome of the auction, the Seller will receive a minimum sale price for the work. This is known as a minimum price guarantee. This is such a lot.
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11 May 2023
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