When art writers Deanna MacDonald and Geoff Smith set out to write their book, “100 Best Paintings in New York,” they knew from the get-go that our borough would be a great place to visit.
“We knew the Brooklyn Museum was the place we could find works that could stand up in competition with works at the Met [and] MoMA,” said MacDonald.
The duo chose Georgia O’Keefe’s “Ram’s Head, White Hollyhock-Hills” (1935), pictured, which hangs in the museum’s Luce Center for American Art.
“We did consider the other great O’Keeffe works in the Met, but in the end, this one struck us the most,” said MacDonald. “We, of course, took into consideration a painting’s status within the world of art history, but we also considered our own personal preferences, which paintings spoke to us, caught our eye as soon as we entered the room, made [us] wonder about the artist and why they made this specific work. This O’Keeffe did all that for me.”
“100 Best Paintings in New York” ($22, Interlink Books) is available at Barnes & Noble (267 Seventh Ave. at Sixth Street in Park Slope). For information, call (718) 832-9066 or visit www.bn.com.
©2008 Community News Group
By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:
You agree that you, and not BrooklynPaper.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to BrooklynPaper.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.