Abstractions on Paper

This outstanding selection of abstract works on paper by California painter Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993) draws from three distinct periods of his work: the early experiments (1949–1955), which took him from Sausalito to Albuquerque, Urbana, and Berkeley; the celebrated Ocean Park period (1967–1988); and the final years in Healdsburg, California (1988–1992). The majority of the 88 images reproduced in this volume, are previously unpublished and available here for the first time.




I can never accomplish what I want—only what I would have wanted had I thought of it beforehand.
-Richard Diebenkorn

The book is published in connection with an exhibition of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation:

The Intimate Diebenkorn: Works on Paper, 1949–1992
College of Marin Fine Arts Gallery Kentfield, Calif., September 28 – November 20, 2013

The show will travel to:
Natalie & James Thompson Gallery San Jose State University San Jose, Calif., April 15 – May 17, 2014
Katzen Arts Center American University Washington, D.C., November 8 – December 14, 2014
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Sonoma, Calif., June 6 – August 23, 2015
Montana Museum of Art & Culture The University of Montana Missoula, Mo., September 24 – December 12, 2015