"THE ART OF RICHARD DIEBENKORN" par Jane LIVINGSTON. Edition Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. 1997.
THE ART OF RICHARD DIEBENKORN
"THE ART OF RICHARD DIEBENKORN" par Jane LIVINGSTON. Edition Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. 1997. in-4, couverture souple cartonnée illustrée en couleurs. 276 pages. Texte en anglais de Jane Livingston, accompagné d'essais de John Elderfield, Ruth E. Fine, illustré de reproductions photographiques noir & blanc et couleurs, in-texte et hors texte. Ouvrage réalisé dans le cadre de l'exposition "Richard Diebenkorn" au Whitney Museum of American Art de New York du 09 Octobre 1997 au 11 Janvier 1998.
"Two facts haunt much of the critical opinion on Richard Diebenkorn's work: that he lived most of his life in California; and that he progressed as an artist from a successful abstract mode to an equally successful representational one, followed by a long, much admired cycle of abstract painting and drawing. Anyone acquainted with Diebenkorn's art knows that he was a native of the West Coast who became firmly identified with the Bay Area and Los Angeles - even though from his early thirties on he exhibited widely and attained world recognition. Although it soon became evident that Diebenkorn was a painter of uncommon stature, and one planted firmly in the era and ethos of American modernism, which generally meant abstraction, there was scarcely a time in his maturity when he wasn't provincialized as a "California" artist - that is, one whose chosen place of resident conditioned, and somehow limited, both the palette and subject matter of his work..."