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Peony in the Light of the Moon by Mym Tuma- Georgia O’Keefe Protégé

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Peony in the Light of the Moon by Mym Tuma- Georgia O’Keefe Protégé

Size: Framed 24"x32", Image size: 16"x24"

Medium: Original pastel on Canson paper

Artist's comment on creation of work:
Peonies are borne singly on long stalks. This blooming activity stirs a tumult of feelings akin to the excitement of birth of a child. The precise day or moment of bloom remains a mystery, but its arrival assures us of a beautiful life to come. The anticipation creates good kinds of tension of abundance as well as the promise of release. Unlike the newborn child the cycle repeats itself every year.

Artist Bio:
In the mid 1960’s sculptural painter Mym Tuma finished graduate school at Stamford University, Cal. She was on her way to N.Y. University but took a detour to Abiquiu, New Mexico to meet and visit Georgia O’Keeffe. “Looking back, the simplicity of what I did was the boldness of a young artist who saw no barriers between herself and a living legend in American art” says Mym.

O’Keeffe was astonished by Mym’s naïve confidence, openness and directness, and she took her under her wing. Between 1964 and 1973 she visited and studied with O’Keeffe often and many letters and cards were exchanged.

Mym Tuma has had shows of her art work on Long Island’s south fork and in 1992 in Bridgehampton, the late and famous Henry Geldzahler, curator of 20th Century Art at the Metropolitan Museum, curated her show. Of Mym’s art Henry said that Mym Tuma has taken Georgia O’Keeffe to a new level in her own style. “I am particularly impressed with her portrayal of inner light … a rich impasto – like density of color that glows with light.”

On Friday June 18th 2010 at Soetheby’s in NYC at 10am this collection of letters and cards will go on auction with much anticipated interest on the worldddwide web.
Donated by: Mym Tuma
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  • In condition as donated. The recipient agrees to loan the artwork for exhibition purposes upon the artist's request. The artist retains all copyrights, including but not limited to, a limited edition of prints.

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  • Lot #211404
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Peony in the Light of the Moon by Mym Tuma- Georgia O’Keefe Protégé

Wed, 30 Jun 2010 12:15:00 PM EDT
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