Diebenkorn in Between

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  • DAVID LITTLEJOHN

San Francisco

The career of Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) famously divides into three parts: In his early maturity he was an Abstract Expressionist; from the early 1950s to the mid ’60s he worked in a style that combined elements of figuration and abstraction; in his final three decades he embraced abstraction wholeheartedly in the famous “Ocean Park” series, works that form the basis of so much of his reputation today. The de Young Museum has now organized “Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-1966,” a show, curated by Timothy Burgard and Stephen Nash, that redirects attention to this middle phase in a survey of nearly 150 paintings and works on paper.

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