The Foundation


Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series The Corcoran School of Art at George Washington University

2:14 2012

Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series was the first major museum exhibition to focus on the artist’s most celebrated body of work, named after the Southern California beachfront community where Diebenkorn worked between 1967 and 1988. The Corcoran Gallery of Art, its only East Coast venue, featured more than 80 works, including large-scale paintings, smaller paintings made on cigar box lids, mixed-media drawings on paper, monotypes, and prints from June 30–September 23, 2012.
The video features the exhibition’s curator, Sarah C. Bancroft, and the Corcoran’s Chief Curator and Head of Research, Philip Brookman, reflecting on Diebenkorn’s powerful abstract investigations of space, light, and color, which evoke landscape and architectural forms as well as the sense of place that defined the California coast during this time.