Richard Diebenkorn Exhibitions

Richard Diebenkorn

Richard Diebenkorn

  • Pasadena Art Museum, Calif., 6 September 1960 - 6 October 1960
Organized by Thomas W. Leavitt

The exhibition and accompanying catalogue was the first mid-career retrospective of the artist's work in California and featured his abstract and figurative paintings from the past decade.

"...achieves powerful shock value with contrasting colors and stark compositions." —Los Angeles Times (September 11, 1960)

"The range of work from vanguard abstraction to the moody 'American' figures of recent years is unified by the same intense visual intelligence which has always avoided the 'logical' or the easy in search of the unique, dissonant, acutely personal way." —Frontier (October 1960)

"The earlier abstracts are quite successful on their own terms, but in the figurative paintings one welcomes Diebenkorn's daring blend of compositional freedom and structural integration, of weighted form and open space, of sensuous resonance and ideal repose." —Arts (November 1960)

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