American artist Georgia O’Keeffe once said, “When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else.” Visitors to Sotheby’s S|2 gallery in New York now have the chance to experience the world of O’Keeffe and eight other prolific female artists of the twentieth century in new exhibition Now You See Me.
Until March 5, 2017, the gallery showcases the works of O’Keeffe, Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Barbara Hepworth, Frida Kahlo, Tamara de Lempicka, Joan Mitchell, Mira Schendel, and Tsuruko Yamazaki, in tribute to the independent and innovative visions of some of the 20th century’s most influential female artists.
Though the collection spans four continents and a hundred years—from Kahlo’s vibrantly coloured self-portraits to Mitchell’s abstract expressionist paintings—the works are united by ideology. Elizabeth Goldberg, chairman of Sotheby’s American art department, reaffirms this connection in a release, saying of the artists, “In a variety of innovative ways, each locates herself and her works in the natural world, the shapes and contours of her body becoming part of a topographical timelessness that links each to her environment and, ultimately, to each other.”
Now You See Me runs at Sotheby’s S|2 gallery from February 7, 2017 to March 5, 2017.
Images courtesy of Sotheby’s.
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