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Bringing Georgia O’Keeffe To Life, One Recipe At A Time

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Mar 30, 2020

Sotheby’s is about to put a trove of Georgia O'Keeffe items up for sale. While the auction will include paintings likely to go for millions of dollars, we're interested in something less valuable, but to us, way more exciting — O'Keeffe's box of grease-stained, handwritten recipes, one of which you can see here:

This week Dan goes to see the recipes himself and talks with art experts, O’Keeffe scholars, and a woman who cooked for O'Keeffe towards the end of her life to find out what the recipes say about the artist. As for the auction? Well, it doesn't go exactly as planned.

If you’re interested in learning more about Georgia O’Keeffe, check out our guests’ books:

A Painter’s Kitchen by Margaret Wood

Equal Under the Sky by Linda Grasso

Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life by Roxana Robinson

And keep an eye on the Alfred Stieglitz/Georgia O’Keeffe Archive page at Yale’s Beinecke Library.

Interstitial music in this episode by Black Label Music:

  • "Hang Tight" by Hayley Briasco
  • "Birthday Party" by Kenneth J. Brahmstedt
  • "Kenny" by Hayley Briasco
  • "Bourbon Fanfare" by Devon Gray
  • "Get Your Shoes On" by Will Van De Crommert
  • "Comin For A Change" by Stephen Sullivan

Photos courtesy of Dan Pashman.

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