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O'Keeffe, Georgia (1887-1986) Typed Document Signed and Initialed, 27 August 1971.

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2819TLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 27, 2015 12:00PM


O'Keeffe, Georgia (1887-1986) Typed Document Signed and Initialed, 27 August 1971.
Two typed sheets with text on rectos. To the artist's sister Anita O'Keeffe Young (1891-1985) with very detailed instructions about the ownership and disposition of approximately forty-seven paintings in a variety of circumstances. Old folds, one slight smudge, one typo corrected in pen, the first leaf initialed by O'Keeffe at the foot, the second with her signature, with the corresponding typed envelope pre-printed with O'Keeffe's name and address on the flap, torn, 8 1/2 x 11 in.
[Together with] photocopies of the three lists mentioned in the agreement, with each painting identified by name, medium, size, and insurance value.
"I would like you to make it a condition of such a gift [to an institution selected by O'Keeffe] that these institutions may not lend these paintings, except for once in twenty years. Such a loan could only be for a major retrospective exhibition of my work held by a museum, or an equivalent exhibition of the Stieglitz Collection, or for some unforeseen situation of special importance which may come up. I would also like you to ask that the O'Keeffe frame which I have designed (silver or metal) be kept on these paintings, unless the institution wishes to show them without any frame at all."
Estimate $900-1,200

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Anita O'Keeffe, insurance value