Artsy fartsy BS aside, Stieglitz was also a vindictive creep! But not so fast! She was cremated and her ashes were scattered, in accordance with her wishes, from the top of Pedernal Mountain. The sweeping landscape, with its brightly coloured sandstone formations, also offered entirely new possibilities.
It put her at once on the map.
No longer youthful, she has achieved a kind of timeless elegance.
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What made it all worse was that Stieglitz, in a misguided effort to raise her profile, made very public links between the nude teen boys swimming of O'Keeffe as a free spirit, happy to be photographed in the nude, and the kind of art she was producing.
We wish someone had shot a portrait of him in all his sagginess and hung it lol in the boyfriend hall of shame.
In the earlier of the two she is buttoned-up, professional.
It was the nineteen tens, people!
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