Seated Nude XI1917 by Georgia O'Keeffe

In 1917, O’Keeffe painted her only extant self-portraits. During this time, her exchange with Stieglitz grew more charged. In July, she wrote, “I undressed—painted again on myself—I guess that excited me—my head full of wheels again” (My Faraway One 176).

Earlier in their correspondence she had written, “I put this in an envelope—stretched—and laughed—/It’s so funny that I should just write you because I want to—I wonder if many people do.—/You see—I would go in and talk to you if I could—and I hate to be completely outdone by a little thing like distance—” (My Faraway One 5).
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