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Lot #6024
Georgia O'Keeffe Autograph Letter Signed

"Thanks for the fruit — and for not wanting me to be sick — and for making me want to paint grapes"

Estimate: $600+

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"Thanks for the fruit — and for not wanting me to be sick — and for making me want to paint grapes"

Early ALS, one page, 7 x 10.25, Shelton Hotel [New York] letterhead, no date [1920s]. Handwritten letter to an unknown recipient, in full: "Thanks for the fruit — and for not wanting me to be sick — and for making me want to paint grapes — I'm feeling better— painting the grapes — and smiling.” O’Keeffe adds a postscript: “It would be nice if you would come and see me some time — Phone – Murray Hill 7300.” In fine condition. O'Keeffe lived and worked at the Shelton Hotel in the 1920s, during which time she created some of her most memorable works, with many incorporating imagery from Manhattan's distinctive architecture. Indeed, a number of her paintings from the 1920s allude to her vantage point from the Shelton as part of the title; one of her most famous ‘skyscraper’ images, The Shelton with Sunspots, depicts the hotel itself. An exceptional letter of unusually early date with great 'visual' content.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Art, Literature, and Classical Music
  • Dates: May 22, 2024 - June 20, 2024





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