The Cincinnati Art Museum has acquired its very first work by American Modernist painter Georgia O’Keeffe. The painting, “My Back Yard” ostensibly shows the view from O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch home in Abiquiú, New Mexico. And in case you were wondering, the museum laid out a cool $1.5 million for the piece.
My Back Yard, 1943,
Oil on canvas;
Cincinnati Art Museum; Museum Purchase: The Edwin and Virginia Irwin Memorial, Fanny Bryce Lehmer Endowment, Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Wichgar, John J. Emery Endowment, Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. Leyman Endowment, and Rieveschl Collection Fund;
Copyright Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation / Artist Rights Society (ARS), NY