ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in New Mexico now owns a rarely seen painting by the artist who helped usher in American modernism.
The museum in Santa Fe recently bought “The Barns, Lake George” for $3.3 million. The 1926 painting portrays rustic barns that overlooked the shores of Lake George, New York.
It has been in a private collection since 1946 and has only been shown publicly once in the last 50 years.
The museum bought the artwork with the profits from selling other O’Keeffe paintings two years ago.
The painting will be displayed in the museum in the coming months.
The Wisconsin-born O’Keeffe died in Santa Fe in 1986.
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