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GEORGIA O'KEEFFE | AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT, TITLED IN ANOTHER HAND "JUAN — ABOUT POTS"

GEORGIA O'KEEFFE | AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT, TITLED IN ANOTHER HAND "JUAN — ABOUT POTS"

GEORGIA O'KEEFFE | AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT, TITLED IN ANOTHER HAND "JUAN — ABOUT POTS"

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GEORGIA O'KEEFFE


AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT, TITLED IN ANOTHER HAND "JUAN — ABOUT POTS"


3 pages on ruled yellow foolscap (13 1/8 x 8 5/8 in.), [Abiquiu, New Mexico (?), mid-1970s], titled in another hand "Juan — About Pots" on accompanying manila file folder; horizontal fold 2 in. from lower edge. Typed transcription of approximately 2/3 of the text included. 


Georgia O'Keeffe on Juan Hamilton's working methods in his pottery studio. "I must have been there an hour or more — he began to work putting on coil after coil of clay — stepping back to at it as the pot grew. The room was hot so I left." After observing Hamilton work on the same pot a few days later, she describes the pot as "extraordinarily beautiful."


O'Keeffe ends the commentary in her 1976 Viking Press volume with a brief description of Juan Hamilton critiquing her early efforts at making pottery. The present remarks on Hamilton's studio practice may have been intended for the follow-up volume O'Keeffe was planning and for which she was making notes.

Presumably unpublished.


LITERATURE:

Cf. Georgia O'Keeffe (1976), unpaginated


PROVENANCE:

The artist

By descent to the present owner

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