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    Sale 2142

    Fine American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    5 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 6

    Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)

    Untitled (Grey Wash Forms)

    Price Realised  

    Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)
    Untitled (Grey Wash Forms)
    signed and inscribed 'For Mary-I love you/-Georgia' (on the reverse)
    pencil on paper
    6 x 9 in. (15.2 x 22.9 cm.)
    Executed in 1936.


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    This drawing relates to the artist's full-scale oil painting Grey Wash Forms, painted in 1936 (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).
    The inscription on the reverse of the drawing refers to sculptor Mary Callery, a close friend of the artist. Callery created a sculpture portrait of O'Keeffe in the 1940s.

    Provenance

    The artist.
    Mary Callery, New York, gift from the above, 1943.
    By descent to the later owner from the above, 1978.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF BARONESS MARCELLA KORFF


    Literature

    B.B. Lynes, Georgia O'Keeffe: Catalogue Raisonné, vol. one, New Haven, Connecticut, 1999, p. 560, no. 896, illustrated.