Lot 106
  • 106

Richard Diebenkorn

200,000 - 300,000 USD
286,000 USD
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  • Richard Diebenkorn
  • Untitled
  • signed with artist's initials and dated 79
  • gouache, charcoal and ink on joined paper
  • 17 x 29  3/4  inches


M. Knoedler & Co., New York
Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1979)
Martha Cooley, New York (acquired in 1981)
Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1995) 
James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles (acquired from the above in 1997)
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1997


New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Richard Diebenkorn, May 1979

Catalogue Note

"I recall seeing Cézanne for the first time...I went to the library and got an art book...I mean, it was the only one in a large library, black and white reproductions of Cézanne's pictures. And it was really quite a shock to me!...The crazy sort of spareness and the distortions just hit me very hard...And buildings with skewed verticals and horizontals and backgrounds...A horizon-line or floor-line which came in from one side at this level and popped out at a different level...[it was] very disquieting, shocking, for me. Because my discipline, as a teenager, had been strictly drawing as craft in terms of accurate rendition of what's out there, all the logic of how things sit in relation to their context."

Richard Diebenkorn