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*1989 Georgia O'Keeffe: One Hundred Flowers, 1st Ed, DJ - Art, Paintings, Watercolors, Vintage
A picture is worth a thousand words; and one hundred fine art pictures of Georgia O'Keeffe's are PRICELESS!!
Collector's 1989 hard-to-find - Georgia O'Keeffe: One Hundred Flowers. Has vintage book with original dust jacket.
Book has vibrant white stiff pictorial wrappers, $29.95 price on dust wrappers - yes it's a dustjacket. Stated true first paperback edition.
Edited by Nicholas Callaway. Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, Copyright: First edition hardcover 1987, stated first paperback edition In Association With Callaway Editions, 1989. ISBN 0679724087.
Here, brought together for the first time from private collections and leading museums are one hundred of her masterful paintings of flowers. Extraordinary care has been taken to render with utmost fidelity, GORGEOUS color, scale, and power of O'Keefe's art.
Nicholas Callaway has given us a stunning celebration of an ICONIC American artist. He spent years tracking down these huge, colorful paintings, many of them in private collections.
100 EXQUISITE color plates. Over fifty pictures including oils, watercolors, pastel and charcoal sketches have never before been published. Some unpaginated, many large vibrant full page plates.
The works accurately portray the artist's keen eye for the beauty found in the smallest of mother earth's gifts. Flower paintings comprise more than one-fourth of O'Keeffe's total output.
MASTERPIECES of organic form, metaphors of the glorious unfolding of the inner self. The artist's most prized achievements are displayed with human passion, monumental, yet small and delicate.
She uses scorching colors, "Poppy" or "Oriental poppy" and stark lights and darks "Jimson weed" and "Black hollyhock". Nothing compares to her flowers in brilliant red, purple, yellow, blue and green.
Georgia Totti O'Keeffe (November 15, 1887—March 6, 1986). Associated with the American Southwest, where she found artistic inspiration, particularly New Mexico. Major figure in American Art since the 1920s.
Several page afterword, complete list of plates, each has small picture, name of painting, date, medium, measurements and provenance. Photos do not fully capture exact color hues, wait until you see up close.
Oversize heavy softcover, color pictorial dust jacket - $29.95 back, stiff wrap white boards and bright silver design & spine titles. Illustrations FINE. Quality glossy cardstock pages. Fine vintage condition. Binding tight. Not ex-lib. No writing/tears.
DJ near fine-bright/clean-light shelfwear. Pages near fine-bright/clean-light shelfwear-corners lightly bumped-light rippling/small red line page ends. Cover mostly fine-very bright/clean-some light shelfwear including light edgewear-corner bumping/back-top left corner crease.
Do not pass up this O'Keefee masterpiece; will make a FABULOUS gift!!
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