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Richard Diebenkorn

Paintings and Drawings on Paper

April 2006


This catalogue covers the artist’s innovative middle years from the mid-1950s through mid-1960s, the period between his early abstractions and the Ocean Park series. During this phase of Diebenkorn’s career, the artist turned against the prevailing tide of abstract expressionism and returned to the possibilities of representation. Working directly from a live model and painting still lifes and landscapes from direct observation. All of these genres are represented in the exhibition catalogue, including drawings with color in crayon and charcoal; ink wash; gouaches; and paintings on paper. As with his celebrated paintings on canvas, the works in the exhibition masterfully explore the intricate interplay between formal rigor, studied observation, graphic lines and sensual color.


Softcover, 40 pages
11 x 9 inches (28 x 22.9 cm)
ISBN: 0-9979097-0-0

Out of Print