Richard Diebenkorn

American, 1922–1993

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A highly influential mid-century American artist, Richard Diebenkorn is known for his abstract landscape paintings, in particular the "Ocean Park" series, which he exhibited when representing America at the 1978 Venice Biennale. …

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Spreading Spade, from Clubs and Spades, 1981
Sold on Jun 23, 2021
£8,925
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Spit-bite aquatint and etching with drypoint in colours, on wove paper
48.2 x 45.8 cm
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£8,925
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Jun 23, 2021
Bonhams
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Spit-bite aquatint and etching with drypoint in colours, 1981, on wove paper, signed with initials, dated and inscribed 'AP' in pencil, one of 11 artist's proofs aside from the edition of 35, published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco, with their blindstamp, the full sheet, in very good condition, framed Image 458 x 482mm. (18 x 19in.); Sheet 927 x 775mm. (36 1/2 x 30 1/2in.)
Spreading Spade, from Clubs and Spades, 1981
Spit-bite aquatint and etching with drypoint in colours, on wove paper
Jun 23, 2021
Bonhams
£8,925
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48.2 x 45.8 cm
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Jun 23, 2021
Bonhams
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£8,925
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Spit-bite aquatint and etching with drypoint in colours, 1981, on wove paper, signed with initials, dated and inscribed 'AP' in pencil, one of 11 artist's proofs aside from the edition of 35, published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco, with their blindstamp, the full sheet, in very good condition, framed Image 458 x 482mm. (18 x 19in.); Sheet 927 x 775mm. (36 1/2 x 30 1/2in.)
Window, 1990
Sold on May 26, 2021
$2,805
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Soft-ground etching and aquatint on Rives paper
16.5 x 21.5 cm
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$2,805
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May 26, 2021
Bonhams
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1990 Soft-ground etching and aquatint on Rives paper, initialed in pencil, dated, and numbered AP 8 (an artist's proof, aside from the edition of 35) with the blindstamp of the publisher/printer Crown Point Press, San Francisco/Renee Bott, with full margins, framed. 8 1/2 x 6 1/2in (21.5 x 16.5cm) sheet 16 5/8 x 13 1/2in (42.2 x 34.3cm)
Window, 1990
Soft-ground etching and aquatint on Rives paper
May 26, 2021
Bonhams
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16.5 x 21.5 cm
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May 26, 2021
Bonhams
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$2,805
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1990 Soft-ground etching and aquatint on Rives paper, initialed in pencil, dated, and numbered AP 8 (an artist's proof, aside from the edition of 35) with the blindstamp of the publisher/printer Crown Point Press, San Francisco/Renee Bott, with full margins, framed. 8 1/2 x 6 1/2in (21.5 x 16.5cm) sheet 16 5/8 x 13 1/2in (42.2 x 34.3cm)
#41 (still life with plate and open scissors), from 41 Etchings Drypoints, 1963
Sold on May 20, 2021
$18,750
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drypoint with etching, on Rives BFK paper
16.0 x 19.5 cm
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$18,750
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May 20, 2021
Christie's
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Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) signed, dated, titled and numbered '10/25 #41 RD63' in pencil drypoint with etching, on Rives BFK paper Image: 73⁄4 x 61⁄4 in. (19.5 x 16 cm.) Sheet: 173⁄4 x 143⁄4 in. (45.1 x 37.5 cm.) Executed in 1963. This work is number ten from the edition of 25 (there were also ten artist's proofs). Published by Crown Point Press, Berkeley, California, 1965.
#41 (still life with plate and open scissors), from 41 Etchings Drypoints, 1963
drypoint with etching, on Rives BFK paper
May 20, 2021
Christie's
$18,750
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16.0 x 19.5 cm
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May 20, 2021
Christie's
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$18,750
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Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) signed, dated, titled and numbered '10/25 #41 RD63' in pencil drypoint with etching, on Rives BFK paper Image: 73⁄4 x 61⁄4 in. (19.5 x 16 cm.) Sheet: 173⁄4 x 143⁄4 in. (45.1 x 37.5 cm.) Executed in 1963. This work is number ten from the edition of 25 (there were also ten artist's proofs). Published by Crown Point Press, Berkeley, California, 1965.
Oakland Image, 1981
Sold on May 20, 2021
$2,772
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Soft-ground etching, on wove paper
34.1 x 25.4 cm
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$2,772
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May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
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The Artist's Eye: The Collection of Tom Levine Soft-ground etching, 1981, initialed in pencil, dated and numbered 9/35, on wove paper, with the blindstamp of the printer and publisher, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, framed plate: 254 by 341 mm 10 by 13 ⅜ in sheet: 550 by 772 mm 21 ⅝ by 30 ⅜ in framed: 588 by 800 mm 23 ⅛ by 31 ½ in
Oakland Image, 1981
Soft-ground etching, on wove paper
May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
$2,772
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34.1 x 25.4 cm
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May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
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$2,772
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The Artist's Eye: The Collection of Tom Levine Soft-ground etching, 1981, initialed in pencil, dated and numbered 9/35, on wove paper, with the blindstamp of the printer and publisher, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, framed plate: 254 by 341 mm 10 by 13 ⅜ in sheet: 550 by 772 mm 21 ⅝ by 30 ⅜ in framed: 588 by 800 mm 23 ⅛ by 31 ½ in
Untitled, 1981
Sold on May 18, 2021
$106,250
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gouache and wax crayon on paper
42.9 x 39.4 cm
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$106,250
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May 18, 2021
Christie's
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Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) signed with the artist’s initials and dated 'RD 81' (lower left) gouache and wax crayon on paper 15 ½ x 16 7/8 in. (39.4 x 42.9 cm.) Executed in 1981.
Untitled, 1981
gouache and wax crayon on paper
May 18, 2021
Christie's
$106,250
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42.9 x 39.4 cm
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May 18, 2021
Christie's
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$106,250
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Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) signed with the artist’s initials and dated 'RD 81' (lower left) gouache and wax crayon on paper 15 ½ x 16 7/8 in. (39.4 x 42.9 cm.) Executed in 1981.
Cups II, 1957
Sold on May 18, 2021
$1,470,000
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oil on canvas
60.6 x 52.1 cm
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$1,470,000
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May 18, 2021
Christie's
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Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) signed with the artist’s initials and dated ‘RD 57’ (lower left); signed, titled and dated again ‘R DIEBENKORN CUPS II 1957’ (on the reverse) oil on canvas 20 ½ x 23 7/8 in. (52.1 x 60.6 cm.) Painted in 1957.
Cups II, 1957
oil on canvas
May 18, 2021
Christie's
$1,470,000
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Painting
60.6 x 52.1 cm
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May 18, 2021
Christie's
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$1,470,000
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Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) signed with the artist’s initials and dated ‘RD 57’ (lower left); signed, titled and dated again ‘R DIEBENKORN CUPS II 1957’ (on the reverse) oil on canvas 20 ½ x 23 7/8 in. (52.1 x 60.6 cm.) Painted in 1957.
Combination, from Clubs and Spades, 1981
Sold on May 18, 2021
$5,625
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Work on Paper
aquatint in colors, on Arches paper
34.0 x 39.4 cm
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$5,625
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May 18, 2021
Christie's
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Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) signed, dated and annotated 'AP RD81' in pencil aquatint in colors, on Arches paper Image: 15 ½ x 13 3/8 in. (39.4 x 34 cm.) Sheet: 30 ¾ x 24 in. (78.1 x 61 cm.) Executed in 1981. This work is one of eleven artist's proofs aside from the edition of 40. Published by Crown Point Press, Oakland, California, with their blindstamp.
Combination, from Clubs and Spades, 1981
aquatint in colors, on Arches paper
May 18, 2021
Christie's
$5,625
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Work on Paper
34.0 x 39.4 cm
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May 18, 2021
Christie's
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$5,625
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Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) signed, dated and annotated 'AP RD81' in pencil aquatint in colors, on Arches paper Image: 15 ½ x 13 3/8 in. (39.4 x 34 cm.) Sheet: 30 ¾ x 24 in. (78.1 x 61 cm.) Executed in 1981. This work is one of eleven artist's proofs aside from the edition of 40. Published by Crown Point Press, Oakland, California, with their blindstamp.
Untitled, 1958
Sold on May 18, 2021
$20,000
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Work on Paper
charcoal on paper
34.9 x 42.5 cm
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$20,000
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May 18, 2021
Christie's
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Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) charcoal on paper 16 ¾ x 13 ¾ in. (42.5 x 34.9 cm.) Drawn in 1958.
Untitled, 1958
charcoal on paper
May 18, 2021
Christie's
$20,000
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34.9 x 42.5 cm
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May 18, 2021
Christie's
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$20,000
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Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) charcoal on paper 16 ¾ x 13 ¾ in. (42.5 x 34.9 cm.) Drawn in 1958.
Untitled
Sold on May 14, 2021
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Work on Paper
gouache and graphite on paper
33.02 x 42.55 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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RICHARD DIEBENKORN (1922-1993) signed with the artist's initials and dated 'RD 71-6' (lower right) gouache and graphite on paper 16 ¾ x 13 ¾ in. (42.5 x 34.9 cm.) Executed in 1971-1976.
Untitled
gouache and graphite on paper
May 14, 2021
Christie's
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33.02 x 42.55 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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RICHARD DIEBENKORN (1922-1993) signed with the artist's initials and dated 'RD 71-6' (lower right) gouache and graphite on paper 16 ¾ x 13 ¾ in. (42.5 x 34.9 cm.) Executed in 1971-1976.
Ocean Park #40, 1922
Sold on May 12, 2021
$27,265,500
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oil and charcoal on canvas
205.11 x 236.22 cm
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$27,265,500
Auction Sale
May 12, 2021
Sotheby's
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American Visionary: The Collection of Mrs. John L. Marion signed with the artist's initials and dated 71; signed, titled and dated 1971 on the reverse oil and charcoal on canvas 93 by 80 ¾ in. 236.2 by 205.1 cm. 藝壇先行者:約翰・L・馬麗安夫人珍藏 理查・迪本康 1922 - 1993年 《海洋公園#40》 款識:藝術家簽姓名縮寫並紀年71;藝術家簽名、書題目並紀年1971(背面) 油彩及炭筆畫布 93 x 80 3/4 英寸;236.2 x 205.1 公分
Ocean Park #40, 1922
oil and charcoal on canvas
May 12, 2021
Sotheby's
$27,265,500
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205.11 x 236.22 cm
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May 12, 2021
Sotheby's
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$27,265,500
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American Visionary: The Collection of Mrs. John L. Marion signed with the artist's initials and dated 71; signed, titled and dated 1971 on the reverse oil and charcoal on canvas 93 by 80 ¾ in. 236.2 by 205.1 cm. 藝壇先行者:約翰・L・馬麗安夫人珍藏 理查・迪本康 1922 - 1993年 《海洋公園#40》 款識:藝術家簽姓名縮寫並紀年71;藝術家簽名、書題目並紀年1971(背面) 油彩及炭筆畫布 93 x 80 3/4 英寸;236.2 x 205.1 公分