Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993)
Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993)


Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993)
signed 'R. Diebenkorn' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
21 x 17¼ in. (53.3 x 43.8 cm.)
Painted circa 1957-1961.
Estate of the artist
Knoedler & Company, New York
Private collection, acquired 1994
New York, Knoedler & Co., Richard Diebenkorn--Small Format Oil on Canvas: Figures, Still Lifes and Landscapes, November-December 1994, no. 5 (illustrated).


The present work will be included in the forthcoming Richard Diebenkorn catalogue raisonné under number 1165.

"As soon as I started using the figure my whole idea of painting changed. Maybe not in the most obvious structured sense, but these figures distorted my sense of interior or environment, or the painting itself-in a way that I welcomed" (R. Diebenkorn, quoted by J. Livingstone, "The Art of Richard Diebenkorn," in The Art of Richard Diebenkorn, New York, 1998, p. 50).