Richard Diebenkorn in New Mexico
Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993) lived in Albuquerque from 1950-1952, where he executed an impressive body of more than a hundred paintings, drawings, and welded-metal sculpture. Until recently much of Diebenkorn's New Mexico work remained forgotten.
This book presents for the first time a comprehensive overview of this New Mexico period, and investigates the critical role it played in the evolution of Diebenkorn's art. It also demonstrates how New Mexico's desert landscape and light affected Diebenkorn's artistic route toward figurative painting and the landscape-inspired abstractions of his greatly acclaimed Ocean Park series.
Companion to an exhibition at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico and The Phillips Collection, this book offers exquisite reproductions of Diebenkorn's work but also important new research into the life of one of the creative giants of the second half of the twentieth century.
- Author: Mark Lavatelli, Gerald Norland and Charles Strong
- Hardcover: 154 pages
- Date published: June 2007
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0890134986
- Product Dimensions: 32.0 x 26.0 cm