Just because the superb survey of Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park paintings has closed after stopping in Southern California, Fort Worth and Washington, that doesn’t mean there isn’t Diebenkorn goodness to which we may look forward.
This week San Francisco’s de Young museum opened an exhibition of prints from SF-based Crown Point Press, a printmaking workshop with which Diebenkorn worked throughout his career. (The image above is a detail from Diebenkorn’s Ochre (1983), which was published by Crown Point.) De Young curator Timothy Anglin Burgard is also preparing a major survey of Diebenkorn’s fantastic, early-career ‘Berkeley’ paintings. That show will travel to North Carolina (and probably elsewhere too).
Diebenkorn and his Ocean Park paintings were the subject of Episode No. 34 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast. My guests were Sarah Bancroft, who curated the recent Ocean Park survey, and National Gallery of Art-based conservator Ana Alba, who has done extensive research into Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park work.