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Lot 13: Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)

Est: $0 USD - $2,210,500 USDSold:
Christie'sNovember 28, 2012New York, NY, US

Item Overview


Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)
Sun Water Maine
signed with initials 'OK' in artist's star device (on the backing board)
pastel on paper laid down on board
19 x 25¼ in. (48.3 x 64.1 cm.)
Executed in 1922.

Artist or Maker


New York, The Anderson Galleries, Alfred Stieglitz Presents One Hundred Pictures: Oils, Water-colors, Pastels, Drawings, by Georgia O'Keeffe, American, January 29-February 10, 1923, no. 10.
New York, The Downtown Gallery, O'Keeffe Paintings in Pastel: 1914 to 1952, February 19-March 8, 1952, no. 6.
San Antonio, Texas, Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, Georgia O'Keeffe, October 24-November 30, 1975.
Abilene, Texas, First State Bank, Georgia O'Keeffe, September 17-October 2, 1977.
Atlanta, Georgia, High Museum of Art, Drawings from Georgia Collections: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, May 14-June 28, 1981.
Albany, Georgia, Albany Museum of Art, Georgia O'Keeffe: Works from Southern Collections, September 8-October 20, 1985.
Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, and elsewhere, O'Keeffe on Paper, April 9-July 9, 2000, no. 35.
San Antonio, Texas, McNay Art Museum, Tom Slick: International Art Collector, June 10-September 13, 2009.


P. Moran, E. Zafran, Drawings from Georgia Collections: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, exhibition catalogue, Atlanta, Georgia, n.p., 1981.
T.S. Holman, Georgia O'Keeffe: Works From Southern Collections, exhibition catalogue, 1985, n.p.
B.B. Lynes, Georgia O'Keeffe: Catalogue Raisonné, vols. I & II, New Haven, Connecticut, 1999, pp. 209, 1112, no. 397, fig. 13, illustrated.
R.E. Fine, E. Glassman, J.C. Walsh, O'Keeffe on Paper, exhibition catalogue, Washington, D.C., 2000, p. 116, no. 35, illustrated.
W.J. Chiego, A. McKeever, Tom Slick: International Art Collector, exhibition catalogue, San Antonio, Texas, 2009, pp. 74-75, illustrated.


[With]The Downtown Gallery, New York.
Tom Slick, Jr., San Antonio, Texas, acquired from the above, 1959.
By descent to the present owner, 1963.

Auction Details

American Art

November 28, 2012, 10:00 AM EST

20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY, 10020, US