Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993)
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Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993)


Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993)
acrylic, gouache and charcoal on paper
27 x 25 in. (68.5 x 63.5 cm.)
Executed in 1981.
Estate of the artist
Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2004
J. Livingston and A. Liguori, eds., Richard Diebenkorn, The Catalogue Raisonné, Volume Four: Catalogue Entries 3762-5197, New Haven and London, 2016, p. 319, no. 4478 (illustrated).
New York, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, Richard Diebenkorn: Works on Paper; Ocean Park, Clubs and Spades, April-May 2004, p. 7, pl. 3 (illustrated).
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Lot Essay

"Clubs and spades have been in my work ever since I have been painting. They came on peripherally. I have tossed them in occasionally, but I have never confronted them directly. I used them this time because I wanted some sort of image that would hold its presence. An image that I could manipulate, and... I decided to develop those shapes. I knew they were going to be the main focus. You see, I knew those shapes had emotional charge for me, but I didn't expect that charge to last as long as it did" (R. Diebenkorn quoted by S. Bancroft, A View of Ocean Park, Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, 2011).

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