Curator's Choice: American Monotypes
Untitled (Woman Painting), ca. 1907-1908 Monotype, 4 1/8 x 3 1/8 in
Credit American Monotypes from the Baker/Pisano Collection / Chazen Museum of Art
Like most artists who have a place in the popular consciousness, Georgia O'Keefe is associated with some very specific images: bleached New Mexican landscapes, a close up of an iris, or even a giant animal skull. However, in this case the O'Keefe is smaller than a breadbox.
In this installment of Curators Choice on Radio Chipstone, Gianofer Fields visits the Chazen Museum in Madison for a conversation with curator Drew Stevens. The show is called American Monotypes and Stevens says that his choice is a small monotype from an artist who would go on to do big things:
Gianofer Fields studies material culture at UW-Madison and is the curator of "It's a Material World" - a project funded by the Chipstone Foundation, a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.