Richard Diebenkorn: figurative works on paper

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John Berggruen Gallery, 2003 - Art - 113 pages
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Collected here for the first time are rarely seen and largely unpublished figurative drawings and paintings on paper that represent a period of exploration and innovation for Richard Diebenkorn (1922 1993). Perhaps the most renowned West Coast painter of the twentieth century, Diebenkorn alternated between the figurative and the abstract. These pieces, dating from roughly the mid-1950s to the late 1960s, not only display his facility with the human form but also how his famed Ocean Park paintings were influenced by these explorations. Published in conjunction with the John Berggruen Gallery, this revealing collection features 42 drawings, paintings, and gouaches. Beautifully reproduced on the page, Richard Diebenkorn: Figurative Works on Paper fills a key gap in the literature of this premier American artist.

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The John Berggruen Gallery (San Francisco) has assembled lesser-shown figure paintings and drawings of the late 1950s and early 1960s by noted California artist Diebenkorn (1922-93) and reproduced ... Read full review


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Barnaby Conrad III is a painter and the author of ten books including Absinthe: History in a Bottle , published by Chronicle Books (0-8118-1650-8).

Jane Livingston is an author and independent curator who authored the Whitney Museum catalog The Art of Richard Diebenkorn.

John McEnroe is a former tennis champion and current collector and dealer of fine art. He lives in New York City.

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