ARTstor adds collections of O’Keefe and Rivera

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Approximately 830 images from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum are now available in ARTstor. This first release of images to the collection includes paintings, drawings, and sculpture dating from 1901 to 1984. The complete collection in ARTstor will include all of the museum’s works by O’Keeffe, representing the entire range of O’Keeffe’s oeuvre, from her early experiments with abstraction to mature works.

ARTstor is also collaborating with the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) to add approximately 1,380 images of works by the Mexican artist Diego Rivera (1886-1957) to the Digital Library. The images will be digitized from a rare collection of photographs that was created in conjunction with the seminal 1986 exhibition “Diego Rivera: A Retrospective” at the DIA to mark the 100th anniversary of Rivera’s birth. The DIA is the home of Rivera’s Detroit Industry fresco cycle (1932-1933), the most important work by the artist in the United States. The photographs for the retrospective provide comprehensive documentation of Rivera’s works, including frescos, paintings, and works on paper. Of particular note are images of preparatory cartoons, drawings, and notebooks that have never been published and have since been dispersed and acquired by private collections.

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