Richard Diebenkorn

(1922 - 1993)
Lot 52
Richard Diebenkorn
Untitled (from Club/Spade Group '81-82) (from Eight by Eight to Celebrate the Temporary Contemporary
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $5,625
June 10, 2018
Lot 232
Richard Diebenkorn
Untitled
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $13,125
February 25, 2018
Lot 233
Richard Diebenkorn
#2 (from 41 Etchings Drypoints Portfolio)
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $4,063
February 25, 2018
Lot 235
Richard Diebenkorn
Blue Softground
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $7,188
February 25, 2018
Lot 236
Richard Diebenkorn
Domino II
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $4,063
February 25, 2018
Lot 285
Richard Diebenkorn
Sugarlift Spade
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $3,437
May 21, 2017
Lot 204
Richard Diebenkorn
Seated Woman in a Striped Dress
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $5,500
March 5, 2017
Lot 331
Richard Diebenkorn
Blue with Red
Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000
Price Realized: $34,375
March 5, 2017
Lot 230
Richard Diebenkorn
Tri-Color II
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $18,750
October 9, 2016
Lot 231
Richard Diebenkorn
Blue Club
Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Price Realized: $15,000
October 9, 2016
Lot 232
Richard Diebenkorn
White Club
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $10,625
October 9, 2016
Lot 150
Richard Diebenkorn
Untitled #4
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Price Realized: $1,875
May 22, 2016
Lot 73
Richard Diebenkorn
High Green, Version II
Estimate: $150,000 - $175,000
Price Realized: $160,000
February 21, 2016
Lot 74
Richard Diebenkorn
Woman Seated at a Table
Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $15,625
February 21, 2016
Lot 267
Richard Diebenkorn
Construct (Red) (from Eight Color Etchings)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $5,937
March 1, 2015
Lot 268
Richard Diebenkorn
Domino II
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $3,750
March 1, 2015
Lot 269
Richard Diebenkorn
Untitled (from Club/Spade Group '81-82) (from Eight by Eight to Celebrate the Temporary Contemporary
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $3,125
March 1, 2015
Lot 270
Richard Diebenkorn
#21 (Portrait of Phyllis) (from 41 Etchings Drypoints Portfolio)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $4,062
March 1, 2015
Lot 43
Richard Diebenkorn
Spade Drypoint
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $5,000
October 12, 2014
Lot 44
Richard Diebenkorn
Untitled #5
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $2,125
October 12, 2014
Lot 45
Richard Diebenkorn
Untitled #7
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $1,375
October 12, 2014
Lot 281
Richard Diebenkorn
Untitled (Club/Spade Group '81-82) (Eight by Eight to Celebrate the Temporary Contemporary)
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $4,062
May 18, 2014
Lot 278
Richard Diebenkorn
Untitled
Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
Price Realized: $40,000
February 23, 2014
Lot 65
Richard Diebenkorn
Untitled
Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
Price Realized: $17,500
October 13, 2013
Lot 66
Richard Diebenkorn
Greyland
Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $17,500
October 13, 2013
Lot 27
Richard Diebenkorn
Six Softground Etchings
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Price Realized: $18,750
December 16, 2012
Lot 366
Richard Diebenkorn
Untitled (from Club/Spade Group '81-82) (Eight by Eight to Celebrate the Temporary Contemporary)
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
Price Realized: $6,250
December 16, 2012
Lot 122
Richard Diebenkorn
Blue Surround
Estimate: $70,000 - $90,000
Price Realized: $82,500
October 7, 2012
Lot 358
Richard Diebenkorn
Untitled (from Eight by Eight to Celebrate the Temporary Contemporary)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $4,800
June 7, 2009
Lot 40
Richard Diebenkorn
Serge
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $7,200
June 29, 2008
Lot 176
Richard Diebenkorn
High Green, Version 1
Estimate: $120,000 - $150,000
Price Realized: $156,000
October 14, 2007
Lot 177
Richard Diebenkorn
Sugarlift Spade
Estimate: $6,500 - $7,500
Price Realized: $6,000
October 14, 2007
Lot 8
Richard Diebenkorn
Untitled (for Harvey Gantt)
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500
Price Realized: $1,560
June 18, 2006

About The Artist

 

Associated with both the Bay Area Figurative Art movement and abstract expressionism, California painter Richard Diebenkorn developed a distinct vocabulary of intersecting lines and geometric forms augmented by chromatic undercurrents. Born in Oregon and raised in San Francisco, Diebenkorn used his G.I. Bill courtesy the U.S. Marine Corps to study at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute), where he became a faculty member in 1947. After his Sausalito Period series of paintings, he moved with his wife and children to Albuquerque and enrolled at the University of New Mexico. The Albuquerque Period paintings–with abstract organic forms filled with bright colors–established Diebenkorn on the American art scene. As both his style and work ethic evolved, he achieved more gallery exhibitions in San Francisco and New York, as well as teaching positions at the University of Illinois and the San Francisco Art Institute. He produced sophisticated abstract designs in his Berkeley Period series during the 1950s, yet his 1960s landscapes depict a sudden turn to figurative works.

After relocating to Santa Monica to teach at the University of California, Los Angeles, Diebenkorn commenced his most chromatically original paintings, the Ocean Park series of more than 140 pieces, which he explored for the following two decades until 1988. He concentrated on formal concerns in his monumental abstract compositions, which included allusions to the landscape. In 1988 Diebenkorn returned to the Bay Area, and built a studio in Healdsburg, CA. After a heart attack in 1989, the artist moved away from his typically large canvas work, and instead created a series of gouache drawings and two etchings made at Crown Point Press, San Francisco, in 1991 and 1992. He died the following year.

Richard Diebenkorn enjoyed two major retrospectives throughout the 1980s, including a traveling exhibition of works on paper that was organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York. His work can be viewed in the permanent collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

 

"RD Biography.”Richard Diebenkorn Catalogue RaisonnéThe Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, 2014. Web. 4 June 2015. Glenn, Constance W. "The Collection: About This Artist." MoMA. Oxford University Press, 2009. Web. 4 June 2015.

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