Taliesin West presents American Icons: Wright & O’Keeffe

Photographs By Tony Vaccaro

2023-10-20 - 2024-06-03

Taliesin West presents American Icons: Wright & O’Keeffe, a new exhibit of photographs by Tony Vaccaro spotlighting Frank Lloyd Wright and Georgia O’Keeffe, luminaries in American art and architecture. Over the course of their storied careers, each changed the way we see the world and left their mark on American Modernism.  A concurrent Pop Up selection of Vaccaro's photographs are on view at Monroe Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe; American Icons is exclusively on exhibit at Taliesin West. Tony Vaccaro passed away at age 100 in December, 2022.

This carefully curated exhibition has been organized by The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in partnership with the Tony Vaccaro Studio and the Monroe Gallery of Photography. The result is a new collection of photographs, some of which have never been seen before, visually connecting Wright and O’Keeffe.

Through Vaccaro’s images of Wright and O’Keeffe, this exhibition gives you an intimate look into the lives of two American icons, how they inspired one another, and how they continue to inspire us all. Frank Lloyd Wright and Georgia O’Keeffe, two legends of American art and architecture, were both photographed in their homes by Michael A. “Tony” Vaccaro while on assignment for Look magazine.

It’s an intimate, behind-the-scenes visual pairing of Wright and O’Keeffe in their homes and studios, through the lens of photographer Tony Vaccaro. We explore their similarities including the homes they built, the studios where they created, their love of music, and their passion for nature. The photos were taken years apart, but when paired, are striking in their similarity as they visually connect the two iconic figures.

Taliesin West

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85259-2537