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World War II Ephemera

Largely loaned from the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation’s holdings, Richard Diebenkorn: Special Presentation | Wartime Works 1943–1945 at Van Doren Waxter, New York, presents representational drawings of fellow soliders and generals that were made while the artist served in the Marine Corps during World War II. In addition, a selection of letters, photographs, and other ephemera […]

Richard Diebenkorn: Paintings and Works on Paper 1946–1952

A new, scholarly text by Crocker Art Museum Associate Director and Chief Curator Scott A. Shields, an authority on Richard Diebenkorn’s rarely seen origins in oil, watercolor, gouache, ink, crayon, and collage, accompanies Richard Diebenkorn: Paintings and Works on Paper 1946-1952 on view at Van Doren Waxter in New York from March 19 to May […]

Richard Diebenkorn: Paintings and Works on Paper 1946–1952

Van Doren Waxter, New York, 19 March – 9 May 2020 *Online viewing available **Temporarily closed due to COVID-19

Richard Diebenkorn: Special Presentation | Wartime Works 1943 – 1945

Van Doren Waxter, 19 March – 9 May 2020 *Online viewing available **Temporarily closed due to COVID-19

New Criterion: Pieces of Ocean Park

For many years, it was thought that Richard Diebenkorn did little to no work on his Ocean Park series outside of California. By that stage of his career, the argument went, considerable productivity outside of the habit-driven clockwork structure Diebenkorn had created in his Santa Monica studio was highly improbable. Aside from intimate landscape sketches, […]

France, 1978

Santa Monica, California 2.20.78 Dear Roselle, We’re rushing –  so no time for amenities. Thought I should let you know that I don’t need to count on an art materials order. (Will work on paper – acrylic and watercolor, which I’ll bring). I’ll count, however, on a lumber supply source (there must be one) where […]

Reveal News: Fancy galleries, fake art

In the mid-’90s, two high-end New York art galleries began selling one fake painting after another – works in the style of Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko and others. It was the largest art fraud in modern U.S. history, totaling more than $80 million. Our first story looks at how it happened and why […]

New Criterion: The Critic’s Notebook

Richard Diebenkorn: A Retrospective, by Sasha Nicholas, with contributions by Steven Nash and Wayne Thiebaud (Rizzoli): One of the happy and somewhat unexpected developments in the field of art history these past five or so years has been an ascendant interest in the mid-century “Bay Area Figurative Movement,” and specifically in its two leading luminaries: […]

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