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Pedernal -- From the Ranch #1, 1956


Oil on canvasexpand_more

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Cowlesexpand_more  64.43.2

O'Keeffe was particularly fond of Pedernal Peak, a prominent mesa near her home at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico. "It is my private mountain," she once said, "God told me if I painted it enough, I could have it." In an unusual juxtaposition, she has framed the mountain within the opening of an abstracted bone, a common motif in her later work.

Pedernal -- From the Ranch #1
Artist Life
1887 - 1986
Accession Number
Curator Approved

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