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#GeorgiaOKeeffe always maintained a strong following among art lovers, and her stature

#GeorgiaOKeeffe always maintained a strong following among art lovers, and her stature as one of the country’s first and most significant modernists was secure. But in the late 1960s and 1970s her audience expanded and she became a celebrity, occupying a special place in the popular imagination. Feminists embraced her as a role model for women who wanted satisfying careers; to a youthful counterculture she became known not only as an artist, but also for her face, dress, and independent lifestyle. When she died in 1986, at the age of ninety-nine, she had become an American icon. Only one more week to explore O’Keeffe’s self-crafted public persona through her art, wardrobe, and image. #okeeffemodern closes Sunday, July 23.⠀

brooklynmuseum (Brooklyn Museum) shared for #art.