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Georgia O'Keeffe
Only One
1959
oil
36 x 30 1/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.



Its purplish blue and earth tones hinting at its subject, Only One is a stylized aerial view of a river winding through a barren Southwestern landscape. O'Keeffe enjoyed flying, taking in a wealth of strikingly abstract forms from this new perspective.