Richard Diebenkorn "Prints 1961 - 1992"

Van Doren Waxter

poster for Richard Diebenkorn "Prints 1961 - 1992"

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Organized in cooperation with the Estate of Richard Diebenkorn, the exhibition culls work from four facets of Diebenkorn’s print oeuvre: figures and landscapes, Ocean Park, Clubs and Spades and illustrated poems by W.B. Yeats, this exhibition reflects the breadth and diversity of his work in various print media.

Diebenkorn primarily made prints at Crown Point Press, from its inception in 1962, every year except one, until his death in 1993, where he focused on etching. Under the auspices of Crown Point Press, Diebenkorn traveled to Japan in the 1980s to work with woodcuts at the Shi-un-do Print Shop in Kyoto. He also worked in lithography at Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Inc. in the 1960s and Gemini G.E.L. in the 1980s.

Diebenkorn’s production of prints throughout his career certainly informed his approach to drawing and painting. Monumental and intimately sized, these works range from sketched and linear figures and landscapes to layered abstract panels of color, often with inset intricately detailed areas merging geometric and organic forms in swathes of color. Forms and marks diffuse into one another creating complex relationships between mottled colors, distinguishable strokes, graphic lines and opaque and translucent pigments. Diebenkorn’s prints highlight both the subtle and bold qualities afforded by the many aspects of this distinctive medium.

[Image: Richard Diebenkorn "Sleeping Girl" (1962) Lithograph 9.5 x 12 7/8 in.]



from April 26, 2012 to June 29, 2012

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