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  • Sculpture or incinerator?

    Sculpture or incinerator?

    Just in case we thought Georgia O’Keeffe was all work and no play . . . This picture, accessed from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s online collection, came with a story from its donor, Brian Garfield. Garfield was the son of O’Keeffe’s good friend, Frances O’Brien. The object, Garfield explained, is a trash incinerator, of undetermined…

  • When Georgia met Albert

    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…