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Lightning at Sea

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O'Keeffe probably made "Lightning at Sea" during her stay at York Beach in southern Maine in March of 1922. It is one of a group of seven maritime paintings and pastels inspired by her visit, all of which explore sea and wave forms. While many of these works are dominated by curving organic...

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Inscription

Reverse: Lightning at Sea-22?/OK [in star]

Provenance

The artist; with Downtown Gallery, New York; to William H. Lane Foundation, 1953; to MFA, 1990, gift of the William H. Lane Foundation.

Credit Line

Gift of the William H. Lane Foundation

Copyright

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

1922

Dimensions

48.26 x 64.13 cm (19 x 25 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1990.430

Medium or Technique

Pastel on paper mounted on paperboard

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