Broadway Star Cherry Jones Channels Georgia O’Keeffe Part I: A Street

New York | 14-16 November

It is 1926 and Georgia O’Keeffe is in love with celebrated photographer Alfred Steiglitz. She is one of the few people in the world to live in a New York skyscraper, then a distinctive symbol of the American Spirit - restless, centrifugal, perilously posed. Harnessing this personal and atmospheric energy, she paints the masterwork A Street. Diagonal lines drawn from the edges toward the center create an extreme vertical sensation, instilling an existential sense of awe and wonder. There is a deep impression of the burgeoning city during a period of extraordinary growth and we understand her words “one can’t paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt”. This fall, Sotheby’s is honored to present three works from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum - sold to benefit the acquisitions fund - in our Contemporary Art Evening and American Art Auctions. Join 5-time Tony Award-winning Actress Cherry Jones as she brings the artist's letters to life in three parts. (14-16 November | New York)

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