Episode #1146

Mark Twain & Georgia O'Keeffe

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Studio 360 Episode 1146, Mark Twain & Georgia O'Keeffe Cows Skull Painting, by Georgia O'Keeffe (Georgia O'Keeffe © ARS. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.)

100 years after his death, Mark Twain's autobiography is finally published — just the way he wanted it. Literature in Israel gets a jolt with a modern potboiler set in a seedy Tel Aviv nightclub. And our American Icons series continues with a look at Georgia O'Keeffe and her paintings of animal skulls.

American Icons: Georgia O'Keeffe's Skull Paintings

“The men were all talking about the great American novel, the great American play,...the great American everything,” said Georgia O’Keeffe. “So I thought . . . I’ll make it an Ameri...

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