The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of May 23, 2024

Georgia O'Keeffe- Hand and Wheel

Georgia O'Keeffe- Hand and Wheel

1933
(American, 1864–1946)
Image: 24.2 x 19.2 cm (9 1/2 x 7 9/16 in.); Matted: 55.9 x 45.7 cm (22 x 18 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

One of the first photographs to enter the museum’s collection was Alfred Stieglitz’s close-up of the hand of his wife, the painter Georgia O’Keeffe.

Description

Georgia O’Keeffe lovingly caresses the spare tire of her Ford V-8 convertible coupe. The image was made during her reunion with her husband—and much beloved car—after an extended convalescence following a nervous breakdown. O’Keeffe had paid for the car herself; for her it was not just a glossy object of consumer desire but symbolized independence and freedom.
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    Cleveland Museum of Art, and Tom E. Hinson. Catalogue of Photography. [Cleveland, OH]: The Museum, 1996. Mentioned and reproduced: P. 42-43; reproduced: P. 332
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https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1935.99