Lake George Reflection1921-1922 by Georgia O'Keeffe

This painting that can be viewed horizontally or vertically sold for $12.9 million at a New York City auction.
Lake George Reflection was offered at Christie’s on Thursday. [May, 2016]
Measuring 5' by 3', it was inspired by O’Keeffe’s visits to Alfred Stieglitz’s family compound on the upstate New York lake. She married the photographer in 1924.
Horizontally, it’s a landscape of rolling hills reflected in a body of water. Vertically, it becomes abstract, more reminiscent of her iconic flower paintings.
O’Keeffe herself hung it vertically when it was first exhibited in a New York gallery in 1923.

According to Christie’s, O’Keefe “intended it to be hung in both portrait and landscape form, so that it embodied both her abstract and representational painting.”
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Dimensions (h/w/d): 60 36 (152 91)