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Reading “My Faraway One”

Nearly two hundred pages into the correspondence* between Georgia O’Keeffe (in Canyon, Texas) and Alfred Stieglitz (in New York City), I’m feeling claustrophobic. On every page, another angst-filled stream-of-consciousness. Both O’Keeffe and Stieglitz feel like misfits — lonely, and needy. She is the aspiring artist needing affirmation. He is the aging man needing a shot […]

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When Georgia met Albert

The great early modern art collector Dr. Albert C. Barnes bought two of Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings — but then returned them. According to the Barnes Collection blog: “In a letter dated December 19, 1930, Barnes explains to O’Keeffe that he will be returning them to her, saying, ‘I gave the two paintings as fair a […]

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