Fisk University to Sell Georgia O’Keeffe and Marsden Hartley Paintings to Raise Funds

 

Fisk University to Sell Georgia O'Keeffe and Marsden Hartley Paintings to Raise Funds, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn

Marsden Hartley, Painting No. 3

Fisk University in Nashvillle, TN, is planning to sell two works from its collection — Georgia O’Keeffe’s Radiator Building – Night, New York and Marsden Hartley’s Painting No. 3 — to raise funds.  The works were part of Alfred Stieglitz’s personal collection and were donated to the university after his death in 1949 by Georgia O’Keeffe with the intent to challenge segregation by making the collection accessible to African-Americans denied access to art elsewhere.