Bonhams Offers Memorabilia and Manuscripts From Georgia O’Keeffe and Andy WarholMar 22, 2021 10:00 EDT - Mar 30, 2021 10:00 EDT
Sometimes known as the “mother of American Modernism,” Georgia O’Keeffe was also a friend and mentor to Mym Tuma. O’Keeffe gifted the younger artist many items during their decades-long friendship. Some of these items are now up for bid in the Fine Books and Manuscripts auction, offered by Bonhams. A seersucker blue wrap dress worn by O’Keeffe, made by her personal seamstress, is among the notable lots. The catalog also includes letters from Georgia O’Keeffe to Tuma as well as one of O’Keeffe’s many ram’s skulls. This one reportedly hung above the artist’s gate for 30 years.
The auction highlights several hand-signed books by Andy Warhol, including a numbered edition of 25 Cats Name[d] Sam and One Blue Pussy. This was supposed to be an edition of 190 copies, but it is thought that only 150 were ever printed. The catalog includes hand-colored etchings by John James Audubon, painted clay and wood-mounted animal sculptures by Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel) from the “Seuss System of Unorthodox Taxidermy,” a letter signed by Napoleon Bonaparte, and more. View any of these lots and register to bid at Bonhams.
Lot Categories:Fine Art, Couture & Textiles, Collectibles (109)
# of Lots:109
Price Range:$600 - $80,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Andy Warhol, 25 Cats Name[d] Sam and One Blue Pussy|| Estimate: |
|Napoleon’s Egypt, Description de l'Egypte|| Estimate: |
|John James Audubon, Wild Turkey|| Estimate: |
|Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel), Blue Green Abelard|| Estimate: |
|Blue Seersucker Dress Belonging to Georgia O’Keeffe|| Estimate: |