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Deer's Skull with Pedernal

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O’Keeffe actively sought out dramatic, even surreal-looking objects and landscapes while living part-time in the New Mexico desert, a residency she began in 1929. By juxtaposing them in unexpected ways, she created compositions that are utterly realistic and at the same time surreal, uncanny...

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Inscription

Reverse, before relining: [star] Deer's Skull with pedernal 36

Provenance

1936, the artist. By 1953, Downtown Gallery, New York; 1953, sold by the Downtown Gallery to William H. Lane Foundation; 1990, gift of the William H. Lane Foundation to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 18, 1990)

Credit Line

Gift of the William H. Lane Foundation

Copyright

© Georgia O'Keeffe Museum / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

1936

Dimensions

91.44 x 76.52 cm (36 x 30 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1990.432

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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