O'Keeffe painting included in new stamp series

Posted at: 04/13/2013 12:40 PM
Updated at: 04/13/2013 12:46 PM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - One of painter Georgia O'Keeffe's famous New Mexico landscapes is part of a new series of postage stamps dedicated to modern art in America.

The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe will be unveiling the painting "Black Mesa Landscape, Out Back of Marie's II" next week in commemoration of its inclusion in the stamp series.

The painting will be installed in the museum's first gallery.

O'Keeffe painted the piece in 1930 during her second summer in New Mexico. She was staying at a home in Alcalde that was owned by her friend Marie Tudor Garland.

Museum officials say they are honored to have O'Keeffe's work included in the series.

Other stamps in the commemorative series include the work of Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, John Marin and Marsden Hartley.

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