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Property from a Private American Collection

Richard Diebenkorn

Ocean Park #126

Auction Closed

May 14, 12:59 AM GMT


18,000,000 - 25,000,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from a Private American Collection

Richard Diebenkorn

1922 - 1993

Ocean Park #126

signed with the artist's initials and dated 84 (lower left); signed, titled and dated 1984 (on the reverse)

oil on canvas

93 by 81 in.

236.2 by 205.7 cm.

Executed in 1984.

M. Knoedler & Co., New York

Donald and Barbara Zucker, New York (acquired from the above in 1985)

Christie's New York, 17 May 2018, lot 26B (consigned by the above)

Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

“The National Art Museum and Gallery Guide,” Art Now, Vol. 5, No. 3, November 1985, illustrated in color (on the cover)

Susan C. Larsen, “Cultivated Canvases,” Artforum, Vol. 24, No. 5, January 1986, p. 71 (text)

Ivars Peterson, "Computing Art: Can a Computer be Taught to Take a Painting's Measure?," Science News, Vol. 129, No. 9, 1 March 1986, illustrated (on the cover)

John Gruen, “Artist’s Dialogue: Richard Diebenkorn; Radiant Vistas from Ocean Park,” Architectural Digest, November 1986, p. 56, illustrated in color

Gerald Nordland, Richard Diebenkorn, New York, 1987, p. 220, illustrated in color

Pamela McCorduck, “Science and Meanings in Art,” Whole Earth Review, No. 55, Summer 1987, p. 48 (text)

Joan Kirsch and Russell Kirsch, “The Anatomy of Painting Style: Description with Computer Rules,” Leonardo, Vol. 21, No. 4, 1988, fig. 5, p. 439 (text) and p. 441, illustrated

Gerald Nordland, Richard Diebenkorn, New York, 2001, p. 236, illustrated in color

Jane Livingston and Andrea Liguori, eds., Richard Diebenkorn: The Catalogue Raisonné, Volume Four, Catalogue Entries 3762-5197, New Haven and London, 2016, no. 4580, cat. no. RD 1556, p. 356, illustrated in color

Sasha Nicholas, Richard Diebenkorn: A Retrospective, New York, 2019, p. 235, illustrated in color

Emma Crichton-Miller, "Collectors' Focus: Bay Area painters," Apollo, May 2020, p. 50, illustrated in color

Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, Berkeley, ongoing, no. 4580, cat. no. RD 1556, illustrated in color (online)

New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Richard Diebenkorn, November - December 1985, no. 8, p. 17, illustrated in color

New York, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Awards, May - June 1986, no. 59, n.p. (text)