The museum is presenting the first retrospective in Spain on Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986). Through a selection of approximately 80 works visitors enter the pictorial universe of a creative figure considered one of the leading representatives of 20th century American art.
The exhibition offers a complete survey of O’Keeffe’s career, ranging from the works produced between 1910 and 1920 that made her a pioneer of abstraction to her celebrated flower paintings and views of New York, which led to her recognition as one of the key figures in modern American art, and culminating with her paintings of New Mexico that arose from her fascination with the landscape and cultural mix characteristic of that remote region.
Georgia O’Keeffe is a project organised by the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and Fondation Beyeler, Basel. The exhibition travels to the latter two venues after it has been seen in Madrid. It also benefits from the collaboration of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico.