• Sale 8990

    Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Prints

    2 - 3 November 1998, New York, Park Avenue

  • Lot 200

    RICHARD DIEBENKORN

    Green

    Price Realised  

    RICHARD DIEBENKORN
    Green
    etching with aquatint and drypoint in colors, 1986, on Somerset, signed with initials and dated in pencil, numbered 41/60 (there were also 10 artist's proofs), with the Crown Point Press blindstamps, with full margins, three lightly skinned areas at the reverse of the top margin edge, otherwise in very good condition, framed
    S. 53 x 40.11/16 in. (1358 x 1033 mm.)


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    Diebenkorn's Green is regarded as one of the artist's finest etchings "embodying all of the skills and knowledge of graphics he had been accumulating for more than twenty years" (Nordland, p. 30). Although Diebenkorn had previously shunned large scale prints, he was immediately inspired by the oversized, unusually soft copper plate Crown Point had purchased. Several other etchings resulted from this same piece of copper including Indigo Horizontal, Center Square, and Blue Softground.