Contemporary Art Evening Auction

Contemporary Art Evening Auction

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 113. RICHARD DIEBENKORN | VIEW FROM A PORCH .

Property from the Collection of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson


Auction Closed

June 30, 01:51 AM GMT


9,000,000 - 12,000,000 USD

Lot Details



1922 - 1993


signed with the artist's initials and dated 59; signed, titled, and dated 1959 on the reverse

oil on canvas 

69 ¾ by 66 in. 177.2 by 167.6 cm.

Poindexter Gallery, New York

Dr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Schneider, New York (acquired in 1960)

Martha Jackson Gallery, New York

Acquired by the present owner from the above in 1970

Betty Kaufman, "Diebenkorn," Commonweal, March 1965, p. 745

C. E. Maves, "Menlo Exhibit Shows Big Range of Artist," Palo Alto Times, 1974

David Bourdon, "In the Realm of Sensuous Color," Village Voice, 27 June 1977

Robert Hughes, "California in Eupeptic Color," Time Magazine, June 1977, p. 58 (text) and p. 59, illustrated in color

Ann Gold, "Diebenkorn Magic Returns to the Oakland Museum," San Francisco, October 1977, p. 108

John Seed, "Diebenkorn: Oakland Retrospective for ex-Stanford Painter," Stanford Daily, 13 October 1977

Beth Coffelt, "Doomsday in the Bright Sun," San Francisco Sunday Examiner and Chronicle, 16 October 1977

Exh. Cat., Venice, U.S. Pavilion, 38th Venice Biennial, Richard Diebenkorn: From Nature to Art, from Art to Nature, 1978, p. 24 (text) (titled View from the Porch

Charles Shere, "Diebenkorn Looks Back and Ahead," Oakland Tribune Calendar, 29 May 1983

Frank Cebulski, "Richard Diebenkorn and the Humanly Abstract," Artweek, 2 July 1983, p. 1

Gerald Nordland, Richard Diebenkorn, New York 1987, p. 107, illustrated in color, and p. 245 (text) (titled View from the Porch)

"The Anderson Collection at Quadrus," Quadrus, 1988, no. B

John Arthur, Spirit of Place: Contemporary Landscape Painting and the American Tradition, Boston 1989, pp. 51-53, illustrated 

Michael Kimmelman, "Connections amid Diversity in Two London Retrospectives," New York Times, 19 November 1991

Juan Llorente, "Retrospectiva de Diebenkorn en la Fundación Juan March," La Gaceta de los Negocios, 31 January 1992

Kenneth Baker, "The Big Picture on Diebenkorn," San Francisco Chronicle, 19 November 1992

Exh. Cat., Los Angeles, Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Richard Diebenkorn: Works on Paper from the Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson Collection, 1993, p. 71

Victoria Dalkey, "Richard Diebenkorn: Master of Color and Space," Sacramento Bee, 8 November 1998

Blair Tindall, "See Panorama of Art through Andersons' Eyes," Contra Costa Times, 1 October 2000

Jack Fischer, "Paint the Town," San Jose Mercury News, 7 October 2000

Sandy Staggs, "All in Two Places," Oakland Tribune Preview, 20 October 2000, p. 19

Exh. Cat., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Robert Bechtle: A Retrospective, 2005, p. 26, fig. 15, illustrated

Jean Arrouye, ed., Cézanne, d'un siécle à l'autre, Marseille 2006, pp. 188, 190, 195, 198 and 200 (text) (titled View from the Porch)

Cécile Whiting, Pop L.A.: Art and the City in the 1960s, Berkeley and Los Angeles 2006, pp. 78-79, fig. 32, illustrated (as View from the Porch)

Robert Taylor, "'Berkeley Years' Finds An Artist Between Worlds," San Jose Mercury News, 27 June - 3 July 2013

Bart Schneider, Ed., Richard Diebenkorn: Still Lifes and Landscapes, Berkeley 2014, p. 84

Jane Livingston and Andrea Liguori, Eds., Richard Diebenkorn: The Catalogue Raisonné, Volume Three, New Haven and London 2016, pp. 369-70, no. 2725, illustrated in color

Rebekah Kirkman, "Dance of Anxiety," Baltimore City Paper, 11-18 January 2017

Philip Kennicott, "Watching Diebenkorn Follow, Then Pass, Matisse," Washington Post, 27 January 2017

Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art, The Image Lost and Found, May - August 1960, no. 38

New York, Poindexter Gallery, Richard Diebenkorn, March - April 1961

São Paulo, Museu de Arte Moderna, VI Bienal do Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, September - December 1961, no. 87

Washington, D.C., Washington Gallery of Modern Art; New York, The Jewish Museum; and Newport Beach, Pavillion Gallery, Richard Diebenkorn, November 1964 - April 1965, p. 43, no. 31, illustrated

Eindhoven, Van Abbemuseum; Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall; and Bern, Kunsthalle, Kompas 4: Westkust USA, November 1969 - May 1970, p. 32, no. 17, illustrated

Stanford University Museum of Art; and Santa Barbara Museum of Art, A Decade in the West: Painting, Sculpture and Graphics from the Anderson Collection, June - October 1971, pp. 3 and 8, no. 11 (text) (titled View from the Porch)

Menlo Park, Sacred Heart Schools, Richard Diebenkorn: Drawings, 1944-1973, March - April 1974

Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Cincinnati Art Museum; Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Oakland Museum of California, Richard Diebenkorn: Paintings and Drawings, 1943-1976, November 1976 - November 1977, p. 70, no. 44, illustrated, and p. 111 (text) (titled View from the Porch)

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Resource/Response/Reservoir - Richard Diebenkorn: Paintings, 1948-1983, May - July 1983, n.p., no. 13 (text) (titled View from the Porch

London, Whitechapel Art Gallery; Madrid, Fundación Juan March; Frankfurter Kunstverein; Frankfurt, Städtische Galerie im Städel; Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Richard Diebenkorn, October 1991 - January 1993, n.p., no. 22, illustrated in color (titled View from the Porch

San Francisco, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, Facing Eden: 100 Years of Landscape Art in the Bay Area, June 1995 - November 1995, pp. 102-103, no. 41, fig. 16, illustrated in color

Santa Clara, Triton Museum of Art, A Bay Area Connection: Works from the Anderson Collection, 1954-1984, November 1995 - January 1996, p. 30, no. 16, pl. 16, illustrated in color and p. 47 (text) (titled View from the Porch

New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Washington D.C., Phillips Collection; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Richard Diebenkorn, October 1997 - January 1999, cat. no. 158, pl. 104, illustrated in color

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection, October 2000 - January 2001, p. 112, pl. 51, illustrated in color, and p. 359, no. 60 (text)

San Francisco, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum; and Palm Springs Art Museum, Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-1966, June 2013 - February 2014, p. 145, pl. 70, illustrated in color, and p. 247 (text)

Baltimore Museum of Art; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Matisse/Diebenkorn, October 2016 - May 2017, p. 61, pl. 28, illustrated in color, and p. 176 (text)