TODD WEBB | SELECTED IMAGES OF GEORGIA O'KEEFFE'S 1946 EXHIBITION AT AN AMERICAN PLACE
1905 - 2005
SELECTED IMAGES OF GEORGIA O'KEEFFE'S 1946 EXHIBITION AT AN AMERICAN PLACE
each mounted to board, signed Todd Webb and dated March 1946 in ink on the reverse of most of the mounts; accompanied by a paper folio, annotated O'Keeffe Show at An American Place - Feb 4 - Mar 27 - 46 in O'Keeffe's hand in pencil
23 gelatin silver prints
Each image: 4 ½ by 6 ½ inches
(11.4 by 16.5 cm)
Executed in 1946.
These 23 gelatin silver prints are in generally very good to excellent condition. There are occasional minor scuffs and impressions. Each print is mounted to board measuring 13 3/4 by 11 inches. The reverse of some mounts is annotated by Webb in ink: 'Georgia O'Keeffe Paintings at An American Place.' A few of the mounts have edge and corner wear, and the reverse of some mounts show minor discoloration along the edges.
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Georgia O’Keeffe, Abiquiu, New Mexico
By descent to the present owner
In 1946, Georgia O'Keeffe met photographer Todd Webb through her husband, Alfred Stieglitz, and the two formed a lifelong friendship. They both enjoyed significant exhibitions in 1946. A survey of O'Keeffe's paintings opened in New York at An American Place in February, and from May to August of that year her retrospective was on view at The Museum of Modern Art. Concurrently, Beaumont Newhall curated Webb's first solo exhibition of photographs, shown at the Museum of the City of New York. The 23 photographs offered here document O'Keeffe's exhibition at An American Place.