PROSPECT HEIGHTS — The famous painting style of Georgia O’Keeffe is well-known all over the world, created by a woman with a very distinct eye and way of living.
That personal style — O’Keefe's dress, where she lived and even how she posed — will be on view at the Brooklyn Museum starting this weekend. The new exhibit, “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern,” will showcase the artist’s work alongside her wardrobe, images of her home and portraits taken by Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, Andy Warhol and Bruce Weber, among others.
The exhibit aims to show how O’Keeffe’s personal style affected her work and vice versa, from her years in New York when she wore only black and white to her time in New Mexico, “where her art and clothing changed in response to the surrounding colors of the Southwestern landscape,” according to a description of the exhibit from the museum.
The show is part of the year-long feminist artwork project at the museum entitled “The Year of Yes,” celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the museum’s Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art. The “Year of Yes” has included work by Beverly Buchanan, Marilyn Minter and Judy Chicago.
“Living Modern” opens Friday and will run through July 23. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $12 for students and seniors and $6 for teens ages 12 through 19. Museum members get in free. Tickets are available online through the museum’s website.
Some of the items on view at "Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern" include (clockwise from top left) a portrait of O'Keeffe taken by Alfred Stieglitz in 1927, one of her linen blouses from the 1930s, a second portrait by Stieglitz from 1917 and a cotton dress worn by the artist in the 1970s. (Photo credit: Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Alfred Stieglitz Collection and National Gallery of Art)