Petra Collins Creates Tribute Video to Georgia O'Keeffe for Tate Modern

Petra Collins Creates Tribute Video to Georgia O'Keeffe for Tate Modern

Two artists generations apart share a common thread

Two artists generations apart share a common thread

Text: Ian David Monroe

The Tate Modern in London is hosting a retrospective of the works of American artist Georgia O’Keeffe. The exhibition comes as a centennial celebration of O’Keeffe’s debut in New York City, in 1916. To mark the opening, the museum tapped New York City-based artist Petra Collins to create a short film inspired by the late artists works.

Here, Collins uses her signature pink filter and lo-fi aesthetic to create something minimal, mildly exotic, and sensual, characteristics attributed to both artists’ portfolios. On her video, Collins says, “O'Keeffe was one of the first artists that made me appreciate color in a whole new way. Her use of it makes me feel like her landscapes are complex beings. That with each stroke of color,  each line, each curve, she's bringing these locations to life. With this short I wanted each girl to really play with their surroundings.”

The Tate Modern exhibition is open now through October 30, and sees over 100 works be the artist, spanning six decades of her creating. The exhibition aims to paint a more nuanced picture of O’Keeffe’s works, beyond the flowers for which she is most famous.

Tickets are available here.

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