Lot 9
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Georgia O'Keeffe 1887 - 1986

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  • Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Brown and Tan Leaves (Brown & Tan Leaves; Faded and Black Leaves; Autumn Leaves)
  • initialed by the artist with her star device on the original backing; also inscribed Brown & Tan Leaves–/1928/by Georgia O’Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz on the backing
  • oil on canvas
  • 40 by 30 in.
  • 101.6 by 76.2 cm.
  • Executed in 1928.


Anita O’Keeffe Young (the artist’s sister) Newport, Rhode Island, 1943
Estate of Anita O’Keeffe Young and Robert R. Young Foundation, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1985 (sold: Sotheby’s, New York, December 3, 1987, lot 4)
Private Collection


New York, Intimate Gallery, Georgia O’Keeffe Paintings, February-March 1929 (as Faded and Black Leaves)
New York, An American Place, Georgia O’Keeffe Paintings–New and Some Old, January-February 1933, no. 20 (as Autumn Leaves)
Chicago, Illinois, Art Institute of Chicago, Georgia O’Keeffe, Paintings 1915-1941, January-February 1943, no. 24
New York, Museum of Modern Art, Georgia O’Keeffe Retrospective Exhibition, May-August 1946, no. 31
Fort Worth, Texas, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art; Houston, Texas, Museum of Fine Arts, Georgia O’Keeffe: An Exhibition of the Work of the Artist from 1955 to 1966, March-July 1966, p. 28
New York, The American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters, Exhibition of Work… by Recipients of Honors and Awards, (on the occasion of the award to Georgia O’Keeffe of the Gold Medal for Painting), May-June 1970
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Chicago, Illinois, Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Art, Georgia O'Keeffe Retrospective Exhibition, October 1970-April 1971, no. 58
London, Hayward Gallery; Mexico City, El Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes; Yokohama, Japan, Yokohama Museum of Art, Georgia O’Keeffe: American and Modern, April 1993-January 1994, no. 61
Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection; Santa Fe, New Mexico, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; Dallas, Texas, Dallas Museum of Art; San Francisco, California, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Georgia O’Keeffe: The Poetry of Things, April 1999-May 2000
Glenn Falls, New York, The Hyde Collection; Santa Fe, New Mexico, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; San Francisco, California, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, de Young Museum, Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George, June 2013-May 2014, no. 45


Louis Kalonyme, “The Arts of New York,” Arts and Decoration, March 1933, p. 45, illustrated (as Leaves – Autumn)
Waldo Frank, Louis Mumford, Dorothy Norman, Raul Rosenfeld, Harold Rugg, eds., America and Alfred Stieglitz, A Collective Portrait, New York, 1934, illustrated pl. XXII-C
Exh. Cat., Daniel Catton Rich, Georgia O'Keeffe, Paintings 1915-1941, Art Institute of Chicago, 1943, p. 44
Exh. Cat., Lloyd Goodrich, Dory Bry, et al., Georgia O'Keeffe Retrospective Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1970, illustrated n.p.
Charles C. Eldredge, Georgia O’Keeffe: The Development of an American Modern, Ph.D. Diss, University of Minnesota, 1971, fig. 128, illustrated
Charles C. Eldredge, Georgia O’Keeffe, New York, 1991, p. 68, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Charles C. Eldredge,  Georgia O'Keeffe: American and Modern, New Haven, Connecticut, 1993, illustrated p. 102
Exh. Cat., Elizabeth Hutton Turner, Marjorie P. Balge-Crozier, et. al., Georgia O'Keeffe: The Poetry of Things, The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C., in association with the Dallas Museum of Art, 1999, illustrated pl. 39, p. 92; also illustrated fig. 35, p. 54
Barbara Buhler Lynes: Georgia O’Keeffe: Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven, Connecticut, 1999, vol. I, no. 641, p. 380, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Erin Budis Coe, Gwendolyn Owens, et al., Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George, New York, 2013, p. 197, illustrated p. 166