Each ARS member has a unique story. 

ARS is proud to represent over 80,000 artists and Estates. T his month we spoke with Kira Randolph, Digital Media Specialist for the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

What is your favorite O’Keeffe work? A current favorite is Untitled (City Night), one of her New York City paintings that she created from memory in the 1970s when she was in her eighties. The painting is similar in composition and color to one of her original city paintings from 1926. Unlike the earlier one, this painting is 17-feet-high. Her vision was failing and she had scaffolding built so that she could paint the canvas upright. An addition to this painting is several tiny stars in the night’s sky. The painting is dynamic and peaceful all at once.


What is something interesting about O’Keeffe or the Museum, which people may not know? Something that many people recently learned about the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum because of Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern on view at the Brooklyn Museum now is that we own the wardrobe that O’Keeffe left behind when she passed away. Some people think that she had a favorite dress and black suit – in reality, she owned 23 versions of a custom-made wrap dress, and pieces from six bespoke suits.  

Are there any upcoming events you’d like to highlight? This year marks the 20th year anniversary of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. We are young but mighty. We have several events planned throughout the year.

Visit www.okeeffemuseum.org for more information.

Georgia O'Keeffe Untitled (City Night), 1970s.
The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe / Art Resource
© 2017 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum /  Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Which other artists do you love? I love seeing art in person and have favorite places to make repeat visits. I have a connection to Melbourne, Australia, where I lived for 13 years. My favorite collection is the ground floor of the Ian Potter Center, Federation Square, which is the Australian component of the National Gallery of Victoria. The floor rotates their Indigenous art collection; Sally Gabori is a fave.  

Bonus Question: Do you have a cat? I have a cat-sized dog-named Daisy Rocket.

ARS is pleased to represent Chris Burden

Artist Chris Burden rose to prominence as a conceptual and performance artist who often pushed the limits of his own physicality. Initially gaining notoriety for his work "Shoot," (1971) in which he arranged to have himself shot from 15 feet away, Burden is perhaps now best known for his work "Urban Light," (2008). Comprised of two hundred and two restored antique cast iron street lamps, and installed outside of LACMA, this work has become a symbol of the City of Los Angeles. 

Chris Burden (1946-2015) Urban Light, 2008. Digital Image © 2017 Museum Associates / LACMA. Licensed by Art Resource, NY. © 2017 Chris Burden / licensed by The Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Calvin Klien's Warhol billboards, revisited in their Fall 2017 campaign.

Shot in the Mojave Desert, Calvin Klein's Fall 2017 campaign draws inspiration from their own Spring 2017 billboard campaign which featured models with famous works of modern art. Highlighted in the series are Andy Warhol's Elvis 11 Times (Studio Type), 1963 and Skull, 1976.

More on Raf Simons' exploration of the intersection of art and fashion here

Current and upcoming exhibitions featuring ARS member artists

            Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

            Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim 

            February 10 - September 6, 2017


            Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

            Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950

            Through October 1, 2017


            National Museum of Wildlife Art

            Andy Warhol: Endangered Species

            May 17 - November 5, 2017


            The Clark Institute

            Picasso: Encounters

            June 4 - August 27, 2017


            Museum of Modern Art

            Frank Lloyd Wright at 150

            June 8 - October 1, 2017


            Whitney Museum of American Art

            Calder: Hypermobility

            June 9 - October 23, 2017


            The Clark Institute

            No Rules, Helen Frankenthaler Woodcuts

            July 1 - September 24, 2017


            Los Angeles County Museum of Art

            Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage

            July 31 - January 7, 2018


            Honolulu Museum of Art

            Abstract Expressionism : Looking East from the Far West

            September 7, 2017 - January 21, 2018

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