Richard Diebenkorn, ‘Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games (SIGNED)’, 1984, Alpha 137 Gallery
Richard Diebenkorn, ‘Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games (SIGNED)’, 1984, Alpha 137 Gallery

Collectors know that authentic, original hand signed vintage posters by Richard Diebenkorn are extremely rare and very hard to come by - and cost thousands of dollars. This is one of them. This work is permanently affixed to a board, as it had been previously framed. It is ready to be re-framed. The brownish tints in the image are not damage; that is part of the original painting. However, there is some minor paper loss affecting the small print lower right edge and some small dings to the poster board that cannot be captured by the camera -- all of which will frame out beautifully and will otherwise be imperceptible. A rare find -- signed boldly in graphite by Richard Diebenkorn in his inimitable hand. Highly collectible.
The work ships flat as it is permanently mounted on poster board and ready to be re-framed.

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Signature: Boldly signed in graphite on the recto (front)

About Richard Diebenkorn

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. Diebenkorn’s work is often highly gestural and layered, his use of the medium comparable to that of contemporaries like the Abstract Expressionist Willem de Kooning, an artist he greatly admired. Diebenkorn, however, preferred California to the competitive New York art scene, and became a leading artist among the Bay Area Figurative painters. Even at its most abstract, Diebenkorn’s work remains rooted in the outside world, and he is celebrated for capturing his surroundings on canvas without representing them literally. Moving between New Mexico, Illinois, and, ultimately, California, his work progresses in tune with the changing architecture and landscape. Diebenkorn also painted portraits, expertly combining figurative and abstract styles in the same picture.

American, 1922-1993, Portland, Oregon, based in San Francisco, California