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Richard Diebenkorn, ‘Untitled’, Christie's
Richard Diebenkorn, ‘Untitled’, Christie's
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Charcoal and acrylic on joined paper
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Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993)

Untitled

signed with initials and dated 'RD 78' (lower right)

Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993)

Untitled

signed with initials and dated 'RD 78' (lower right)

charcoal and acrylic on joined paper

30 3/4 x 16 3/4 in. (78.1 x 42.5 cm.)

Executed in 1978.

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Signed with initials and dated 'RD 78' (lower right)
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. 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.

Richard Diebenkorn, ‘Untitled’, Christie's
Richard Diebenkorn, ‘Untitled’, Christie's
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About the work
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Christie's

Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993)

Untitled

signed with initials and dated 'RD 78' (lower right)

Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993)

Untitled

signed with initials and dated 'RD 78' (lower right)

charcoal and acrylic on joined paper

30 3/4 x 16 3/4 in. (78.1 x 42.5 cm.)

Executed in 1978.

Signature
Signed with initials and dated 'RD 78' (lower right)
Richard Diebenkorn
American, 1922–1993
Follow

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.

Untitled

Charcoal and acrylic on joined paper
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Series by this artist