- Concrete means that objects can be recognized. For example, she painted flowers, rocks, shells, animal bones and landscapes.
- Abstract means that there may be colors and forms, but nothing real can be seen in the pictures.
Auction record[change | change source]
O'Keefe holds the world auction record for a painting by a woman (November 2014). Her Jimson Weed/White Flower No 1 sold for $44.4m (£28.8m) at the O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which has many of the artist's works. O'Keeffe's large-format depictions of flowers which she painted as if they had been seen in close-up.
Sotheby's in New York said the $15m (£9.5m) estimate on O'Keeffe's work was shattered by intense bidding between two rivals. The art auction record is $142.4m (£90.8m) for a Francis Bacon piece. His triptych, Three Studies of Lucien Freud, was sold at auction last year.