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Georgia O’Keeffe Painting Sells for $44.4 M., a New Record for Female Artists


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A Georgia O’Keeffe flower painting sold by the O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M., to bolster its acquisitions fund sold for $44.4 million today at Sotheby’s New York, setting a new auction record for work by a female artist.

The high estimate for Jimson Weed (White Flower No. 1) (1932) was $15 million. The New York Times has Sotheby’s reporting seven bidders on the painting, which sold to a phone bidder.

The previous female record, $11.9 million, was set by Joan Mitchell this past May, for an untitled abstract work from 1960.

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