Despite the artist denying this very fact, Georgia O’Keeffe’s giant flower paintings were widely accepted as being erotic depictions of female genitalia since the 1920s. In the new exhibition at Tate Modern
, thirteen rooms house more than one hundred examples of the American’s work over a fifty-year period. It’s the largest retrospective of the artist to come to the UK and features Jimson Weed, White Flower No 1
– the most expensive painting by a female artist, ever. We spoke to Hannah Johnston, Assistant Curator of the exhibition about how the gallery is aiming to expose the lesser-known bulk of her work –beyond the flowers that she’s widely known for– and evidence her underestimated complexity.