Richard Diebenkorn Paintings

The Green Huntsman

The Green Huntsman

Date:
1952
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
42 3/4 x 69 1/2 in. (108.6 x 176.5 cm)
Signed:
"RD 52" lower right; "[up]/Top/R. Diebenkorn/1952/The Green Huntsman" reverse
CR number:
1163
RD number:
1091
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"Dick didn't like titles. He thought a picture should do its job without a title. But for some reason he decided to title this work. Someone asked him to provide a title for it, perhaps Paul Kantor or a client of his who was considering buying it, though in the end Kantor failed to sell it. Dick asked me what I thought it should be called. I knew he was reading Stendahl's 'The Green Huntsman' at the time, so that's what I suggested and he took it. This work and 'A Day at the Race' [catalogue raisonné no. 1242] were added as jokes. 'The Archer' [catalogue raisonné no. 1245] was not a joking title." ​—Phyllis Diebenkorn (August 14, 2012)

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