Collector’s Value Guide to Georgia O’Keeffe Paintings

Georgia O’Keeffe made about 2000 paintings in her life. Read more about the most popular and valuable Georgia O’Keeffe paintings,

How Many Paintings Did Georgia O’Keeffe Make?

In the early 1920s O’Keeffe created many of the magnified large-scale floral paintings she would become famous for, including her Red Canna paintings. Florals number around 200 of the artist’s 2,000 or so total works. (1)

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What are the Most Valuable Georgia O’Keeffe Paintings?

  1. Jimson Weed/White Flower #1 Sold in 2014 for $44.4M USD.
  2. A Street Sold in 2018 for 13.2M.
  3. Lake George with White Birch sold in 2018 for $11.2M.

What are Georgia O’Keeffe’s most popular paintings?

The range of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work as an American artist is unmatched. For instance, her painting, My Shanty, Lake George, 1922 is valuable because it shows cases she was capable of realism. While her piece titled Blue is sparse but impactful in its use of color and movement.

  1. Red Poppies

O’Keeffe’s work entitled Oriental Poppy (Red Poppies) depicts two red poppies which engulf the entire canvas. This style of painting was radical at the time it was painted and is still revered today for its abstraction of a floral form.

2. Ram’s Head White Hollyhock and Little Hills

The second most popular is the Ram’s Head White Hollyhock and Little Hills, created in 1935. This work displays the environment in which O’Keeffe lived and worked in the desert. The use of blues and browns, as well as the realistic imagery of the skull head, are indicative of the images often used in her paintings.

3. Alligator Pears

Heritage Auctions sold a piece title, “Alligator Pears,” circa 1923, oil on canvas. The close up nature of the piece indicates to the viewer, its relation to her floral works, which also encompass the entire canvas.

What is the Most Expensive Georgia O’Keeffe Painting Sold?

This beloved American Artist once said, “It takes courage to be a painter. I always felt I walked on the edge of a knife.” That courage would bring about such works her Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, which she completed in 1932. Her painting is the most expensive painting sold by a woman — the piece sold for $44.4 million at Sotheby’s Auction House in 2014.

georgia o'keeffee jimson weed painting most expensive over sold by female artist

Where to Sell an Original Georgia O’Keeffe Painting?

Lookup the value of Georgia O’Keeffe paintings sold by Heritage Auctions, or request a free auction appraisal from a Heritage Auctions art expert.   Generous cash advances are available when you consign your Georgia O’Keeffe painting to Heritage Auctions.

Sources:

  1. https://www.artistsnetwork.com/art-history/georgia-okeeffe-life-in-paintings/

Posted by Sarah Janke

Sarah is a Consignment Coordinator at Heritage Auctions. Sarah received her Master of Fine Arts from University North Texas, in fiber, textile, and weaving arts, and has a Bachelor's degree in painting and graphic design from Taylor University.

  1. Really interesting!!! I want an alligator pear!

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