New York: Rizzoli/Gagosian Gallery, 1992. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's illustrated stiff paper wraps, french flaps.
"Diebenkorn's career as a whole seems to be a model of constructive ambivalence. As he himself has remarked, moving back and forth between abstraction and representation was not simply a matter of changing style or modes, but the result of profound and often painful reflections about the nature of painting." Monograph on Bay Area figurative painter Richard Diebenkorn’s acclaimed series of abstract landscapes. Created between 1967 and 1988 while he was residing in the Ocean Park neighborhood of Santa Monica, Diebenkorn's luminous large-scale paintings constituted a radical departure in his career. Illustrated with 14 color plates and a number of black-and-white reproductions of paintings, accompanied by art historian Jack Flam’s scholarly essay; with a list of exhibitions and bibliography. Minor edgewear and soiling to wraps. Near fine. Item #2389