Art: Money Is Not Enough

Georgia O'Keeffe, now 57, is the best-known woman painter in the U.S. A new O'Keeffe show is an artistic event. Last week in Manhattan, for the 28th time, such an event took place.

The 16 smooth-surfaced canvases were standard O'Keeffe: quasi-mystical, highly polished designs inspired by New Mexican landscapes and still lifes. There was the bald roll and wrinkle of creviced hills, Black Place III, suggesting the convolutions of a human brain. There was the shock of a swatch of blue sky seen through the gape of sun-baked bones, Pelvis III. There also were canvases...

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