This work will be included in the forthcoming Richard Diebenkorn Catalogue Raisonné under number RD 129.
"I did some drawings--or, rather, paintings on paper; we were supposed to do documentary drawings, but mine came out as abstract interpretation. I think the many paths, or path-like bands, in my paintings may have something to do with this experience, especially in that wherever there was agriculture going on you could see process--ghosts of former tilled fields, patches of land being eroded. I also saw large areas where the fields were all planted in the same way for the same crop yet showed unlimited visual variety. It boggled me"
(R. Diebenkorn quoted in C. Bancroft, Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series, exh. cat. Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, 2011, pp. 22-23).