View 1 of Lot 55. GEORGIA O'KEEFFE | HAND-SEWN BLACK VELVET "HELMET" HOOD.
View 1 of Lot 55. GEORGIA O'KEEFFE | HAND-SEWN BLACK VELVET "HELMET" HOOD.
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GEORGIA O'KEEFFE | HAND-SEWN BLACK VELVET "HELMET" HOOD

Estimate:

1,000 - 2,000 USD

GEORGIA O'KEEFFE | HAND-SEWN BLACK VELVET "HELMET" HOOD

GEORGIA O'KEEFFE | HAND-SEWN BLACK VELVET "HELMET" HOOD

Estimate:

1,000 - 2,000 USD

Lot sold:

4,000

USD

GEORGIA O'KEEFFE


HAND-SEWN BLACK VELVET "HELMET" HOOD


Black velvet hood with black silk lining, raised seams, large velvet button closure at neck, and short shoulder cape (possibly hand-sewn by Georgia O'Keeffe).


"[Georgia O'Keeffe] sometimes ... covered her head with a black hood or a hat, lending an ecclesiastical aura to her appearance; she might be a monk, a nun, a prophet, a penitent — or, more diabolically, a witch, an occultist, a sorceress." (Living Modern, p. 101) 


LITERATURE:

Similar to the "Helmet" Hat illustrated in Wanda M. Corn, Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern, New York, 2017, p. 181


PROVENANCE:

The artist

By descent to the present owner