It was originally owned by Georgia's sister, Anita O'Keefe Young whose estate was sold in 1987 by Sotheby's. The painting was donated to the museum by the Burnett Foundation in l996. The museum intends to use the whopping 44.4 million dollar sale to increase their acquisitions fund. This painting, along with the two others sold are very similar to other pieces the museum owns. I can't wait to see what the museum director, Robert Kret, and the curator, Cody Hartley buy next and how much they will have to pay! If you are fan of Georgia O'Keefe, you can read more in the Albuquerque Journal, here
If you are an art collector, you might want to visit the St. Mark's Art and Crafts Fair tomorrow and Sunday. Who knows, your heirs might sell that painting you buy for a whole lot more money that you paid! Scroll on down to the next post to see the details.