THE TAOS SHIRT – When American artist Georgia O’Keeffe first visited Taos in 1917, she fell madly in love with its rich blue sky and the vast desert landscape surrounding the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, which became an important part of her work for the next 40 years. Eventually, other artists of note, like photographer Ansel Adams and American playwright Thornton Wider, also succumbed to Tao’s rugged beauty and low-key lifestyle-eventually setting up their studios at the foot of the mountains.
I found I could say things with colors that I couldn’t say in any other way – things that I had no words for. Georgia O’Keeffe
Hill, New Mexico,” from 1935, from a private collection