Phillips to offer rare painting by Georgia O’Keeffe

Phillips to offer rare painting by Georgia O’Keeffe

Phillips announced the first highlight of the New York Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art – Georgia O’Keeffe’s Crab’s Claw Ginger Hawaii, a seminal work from her Hawaii series with exceptional provenance. The sale on 17 November marks the first time the painting is coming to auction, having first been owned by The Dole Pineapple Company for 40 years, before being acquired by Thurston Twigg-Smith in 1987, a prominent, fifth-generation Hawaiian known for his philanthropy and contributions to the arts. Crab’s Claw Ginger Hawaii is the most significant of O’Keeffe’s Hawaii pictures to appear at auction in three decades and the first to be offered in a Phillips Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art. Elizabeth Goldberg, Senior International Specialist, American Art and Deputy Chairwoman, Americas, said, “Georgia O’Keeffe’s experience in Hawaii inspired some of the
Phillips announced the first highlight of the New York Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art – Georgia O’Keeffe’s Crab’s Claw Ginger Hawaii, a seminal work from her Hawaii series with exceptional provenance. The sale on 17 November marks the first time the painting is coming to auction, having first been owned by The Dole Pineapple Company for 40 years, before being acquired by Thurston Twigg-Smith in 1987, a prominent, fifth-generation Hawaiian known for his philanthropy and contributions to the arts. Crab’s Claw Ginger Hawaii is the most significant of O’Keeffe’s Hawaii pictures to appear at auction in three decades and the first to be offered in a Phillips Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art. Elizabeth Goldberg, Senior International Specialist, American Art and Deputy Chairwoman, Americas, said, “Georgia O’Keeffe’s experience in Hawaii inspired some of the