RICHARD DIEBENKORN (1922-1993)
RICHARD DIEBENKORN (1922-1993)
RICHARD DIEBENKORN (1922-1993)
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RICHARD DIEBENKORN (1922-1993)

Untitled (Ocean Park)

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RICHARD DIEBENKORN (1922-1993)
Untitled (Ocean Park)
signed with the artist's initials and dated 'RD 78' (lower left)
acrylic, charcoal and graphite on paper
25 1/4 x 19 1/2 in. (64.1 x 49.5 cm.)
Executed in 1978.
Provenance
Estate of the artist
Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, 2004
John and Sally Van Doren, Saint Louis, 2004
Robert DeLapp, Los Angeles, 2006
Private collection, 2006
Leslie Feely Fine Art, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2010
Literature
R. Newlin, Richard Diebenkorn: Works on Paper, Houston, 1987, p. 119.
J. Livingston and A. Liguori, eds., Richard Diebenkorn: The Catalogue Raisonné, Volume Four, Catalogue Entries 3762-5197, New Haven and London, 2016, p. 253, no.4327 (illustrated).
Exhibited
New York, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, Richard Diebenkorn: Works on Paper; Ocean Park, Clubs and Spades, April-May 2004, pl. 33 (illustrated).
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Lot Essay

“I went … several times, to his Ocean Park studio … And he had these transom windows. And you’d look out there and you’d see this little patch [of] blue and green, or the concrete abutments that would come, and you could … see what he was processing and essentializing … You have to have that sense of ambiguity … in order to … drive the painting into something other than something obvious and too predictable.”
— Wayne Thiebaud

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