Review Round Up: Georgia O’Keeffe, Tate Modern

Opening on the 6th July, Tate Modern aims to dispel myths surrounding the artist’s work? But do critics feel as though it does? 

The Guardian: *** Adrian Searle found that: “This blockbuster retrospective seeks to show there is more to Georgia O’Keeffe than anodyne prints, signature aprons and sexual stereotypes – but her own gorgeous, awkward art compounds the cliches.”

Evening Standard: *** Ben Luke thought: “It is a handsome, thorough and authoritative survey, compelling from the first moment to the last in telling the story of an extraordinary career.”

Love London Love Culture: “It is her strong ability to take something small and ordinary, like a flower for example and turn it into something spectacular that makes this exhibition really come to life.”

The Times: **** Nancy Durrant wrote: “If there’s one thing this Tate Modern exhibition wants you to know, it’s that the American painter Georgia O’Keeffe was not obsessed with sex.”

The Telegraph: *** Mark Hudson commented: “Even in this exhibition O’Keeffe’s myth overwhelms her art at every turn.”

The Arts Desk: ” This fascinating exhibition reveals a far more complex and interesting artist.”

Culture Whisper: **** “It’s greater in scope, more complex, more interesting. We’re lost a brazen feminist icon and found an artist.”

London Visitors: “This fascinating exhibition allows visitors to discover the work of one of America’s leading modernist painters whose reputation has grown considerably in the last 20 years since the artist’s last exhibition in the UK.”

It’s Nice That:  “Arranged chronologically, the show superbly delineates O’Keeffe’s development over a long and prolific career.”

The work of Georgia O’Keeffe will be on display at Tate Modern from the 6th July until the 30th October. For more information and to book tickets to the exhibition visit:



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