Georgia O’Keeffe In The Kunsthalle Of The Hypo Cultural Foundation

The Kunsthalle of the Hypo Cultural Foundation is presenting the first comprehensive exhibition in Germany by the American artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986). After the first station in Rome in the Fondazione Roma, following Munich the exhibition will also be presented in Helsinki’s City Art Museum.

Barbara Buhler Lynes, curator of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, has prepared this retrospective over a number of years. Using perceptive examples, her selection presents every stage of O’Keeffe’s work from her first abstracts dating from 1910 onwards, paintings of flowers and natural formations from the 1920s to the famous cityscapes of New York. The large-format works of her late work are also shown in this exhibition. In particular, in the 1920s, O’Keeffe revolutionized the tradition of flower painting with large-format pictures of blossoms, portraying them close up as if viewed through a magnifying glass. Georgia O’Keeffe is one of the most outstanding American painters of the 20th century as her works exemplify the detachment of the American art from the traditions of Europe.

Exhibition duration: February 3 – May 13 2012, every day from 10 a.m. till 8 p.m.

Photo: Georgia O’Keeffe, Two Jimson Weeds with Green Leaves and Blue Sky, 1938, oil on canvas, 122 x 101.4 cm, Private Collection, Switzerland © Georgia O’Keefee Museum / VG Bild-Kunst Bonn 2012