London, New York, Houston, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, etc.. The Museum of Modern Art; Whitechapel Art Gallery; Houston fine Arts Press, etc.. 1965-2005. First edition. Hardcovers and Softcovers. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED:
1. Elderfield, John. The Drawings of Richard Diebenkorn. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. 1988. First edition. Oblong Quarto. 204pp. Pictorial illustrated dustjacket over blue cloth with silver stamped lettering on spine. Signed and inscribed on half-title page, "For Dear Barbara, with love from us both, Dick 1.14.89". Frontispiece Photograph of Diebenkorn in his studio. Handsomely produced, with a 59 page essay by Elderfield and 212 illustrations, 85 in color, spanning the artist's career and including works from the acclaimed Ocean Park series. "The most complete study yet published ... contains drawings in ... pencil, ink, charcoal... but also more complex works in color, including gouaches, watercolors and works in mixed mediums" (publisher). D/j lightly rubbed with light sunning to spine. Slight age-toning to margins of pages. D/j in good+, binding and interior in very good condition.
2. Elderfield, John (introduction). Richard Diebenkorn. Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. 1991. Quarto. 149(5)pp. Signed and inscribed on title page "for you, dear Barbara, with my greatest love. Dick. 4.22.92" Original color pictorial wrappers. Catalog of an exhibition organized by the Whitechapel Gallery, London, which moved from London to Madrid and Frankfurt. Comprising 52 color plates with 9 b/w reproductions in the introduction, spanning the years 1948 to 1985. with biography, selected exhibitions, bibliography and list of works. Wrappers with light rubbing and age toning to edges, upper corner of spine lightly bumped. Wrappers and interior in overall good+ condition.
3. N/A. Richard Diebenkorn: Works on Paper. Houston fine Arts Press. 1987. Folio. 1/3000 unnumbered. Unpaginated. Signed and inscribed on half-title page "For my very dear friends Barbara & Michael. Dick 8/1/87". Original pictorial illustrated dustjacket over white cloth with silver stamped lettering on spine. An impressive volume of striking reproductions, representing the range and complexity of Diebenkorn's works on paper, with 143 drawings presented chronologically (1966-1987), in relative scale. Minor shelfwear on d/j interior with very light age-toning to margins. D/j, binding and interior in overall very good condition.
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4. Livingston, Jane; (Essays by Elderfield, John & Fine, Ruth E.)The Art of Richard Diebenkorn Whitney Museum of American Art. New York. 1997. First Edition. Large Quarto. 276pp. Blue cloth with gilt stamped lettering to cover and spine, housed in a blue slipcase with pasted illustration on cover. Frontispiece photograph of Diebenkorn in his studio,1986. From the Whitney Museum exhibition of 1997, tracing comprehensively the life and works from 1943 to 1992, with 214 color illustrations. From the unpublished studio notes of Diebenkorn: "Notes to myself on beginning a painting. 1. Attempt what is not certain. Certainty may or may not come later: It may then be a valuable delusion ..." Slipcase with very light shelf wear, binding and interior in near fine condition.
5. Diebenkorn, Richard. Etchings and Drypoints: 1949-1980. Introduction by Mark Stevens. Houston Fine Arts Press. 1981. First edition. Folio. 128pp. Original red pictorial dustjacket over white leatherette with brown lettering on cover and spine. Printed in conjunction with the traveling exhibition of 1981-1983. Illustrated with more than 100 plates in b/w and some 10 plates in color, including a catalog raisonné of all drypoints and etchings from 1949-1980, and a very informative glossary of terms related to these processes. Informative essay by Mark Stevens of Newsweek magazine. D/j with discoloration to spine and front joint, 1/2" tear to top of spine. Binding and interior in very good condition.
6. Daily, Marla & Mills, Paul Chadbourne (essays). Richard Diebenkorn and Carey Stanton: A Private Collection. Santa Cruz Island Foundation. 2005. first edition. Quarto. 134, (2)pp. Pictorial folded wrappers. An invaluable and evocative recollection of the relationship of these two lifelong friends, Diebenkorn and Stanton. Diebenkorn often visited the home of the Stanton family on Santa Cruz Island, off the coast of Santa Barbara. The Stantons owned 45 works by the artist, all reproduced herein, most in color. Biographical essays by Daily and Mills. Includes correspondences and a photo album. White front cover very lightly age-worn. In overall very good condition.
7. Diebenkorn, Richard; Ashton, Dore (essay); Neubert, George (preface). Richard Diebenkorn: Small Paintings from Ocean Park. Hine Incorporated and Houston fine Arts Press. Houston. 1985. First edition. Quarto. 1/500, unnumbered. Unpaginated. Frontispiece photograph of the artist in his studio. Folded pictorial glossy dustjacket over white cloth with black lettering on spine. Here are 13 reproductions of smaller, intimate works in the Ocean Park Series, all painted on cigar box lids, long held in private collections or with close friends and family. "These small paintings investigate, on a private and meditative scale, a vast domain of feeling. As Dore Ashton remarked, this collection presents Mr. Diebenkorn's painting, in fine" (George Neubert). Dustjacket with light shelf wear, with light discoloration in margins. In overall very good+ condition.
8. Diebenkorn, Richard & Eitner, Lorenz (preface). Drawings by Richard Diebenkorn. Stanford Art Book 2. Santa Cruz, CA. 1965. First edition, second printing. Quarto. 59 (1)pp. Beige pictorial wrappers with black lettering to cover and spine. Contains 60 impressive b/w plates (figure drawings, landscapes and still-lifes) of drawings made in 1963-1964 while he was in residence at Stanford University. Wrappers lightly rubbed with light age-toning to spine. In overall very good condition.
GALLERY EXHIBITION CATALOGS
9. Diebenkorn, Richard. Richard Diebenkorn: Figure Drawings: April 26-May 23, 1996. Acquavella Contemporary Art, Inc. New York. 1996. First edition. Square Octavo. Unpaginated. Original blue pictorial wrapper with white lettering on cover and spine. Frontispiece photo portrait of the artist. Exhibition catalog containing 60 b/w plates of drawings in charcoal, from the years 1958 through 1967. Wrappers very lightly rubbed. In overall very good+ condition.
10. Diebenkorn, Richard. Richard Diebenkorn: Drawing from the Model 1954-1967. L.A. Louver. Los Angeles 1996. 1/3000, unnumbered. First edition. Octavo. 78pp. Black wrappers with white lettering on cover. A remarkable and rare exhibition catalog with 66 full page b/w plates. Wrappers lightly rubbed. In overall very good condition.
11. Rubin, Lawrence. Richard Diebenkorn: Small Format Oil on Canvas Figures, Still Lifes and Landscapes. Knoedler and Co. New York. 1994. First edition. Quarto. Unpaginated. Original pictorial white wrappers. Exhibition catalog containing 50 color illustrations of works exhibited at the gallery from November 3 to December 3, 1994. Wrappers lightly age-toned to edges. In overall very good condition.
12. Nordland, Gerald. Richard Diebenkorn Monotypes. Frederick S. Wright Gallery, UCLA. 1976. First Edition. Quarto. 50pp. 42 Plates. Beige wrappers with brown lettering on cover, cream colored spine with brown letters. Illustrated with 42 plates in b/w from the exhibition in 1976. Informative text by Nordland. Wrapper lightly discolored to edges. In overall very good condition.
13. N/A. Richard Diebenkorn: Ocean Park: Paintings on Paper. Hackett-Freedman Modern Gallery. San Francisco. 2000. first Edition. Quarto. 27pp. Blue wrappers with yellow lettering on cover. Illustrated catalog of 9 reproductions of the famed Ocean Park series on glossy paper , with an essay by Gerald Nordland. Abrasions on upper front cover fore-edge and on upper rear cover fore-edge. Interior in very good condition.
14. N/A. Richard Diebenkorn: Early Abstraction 1949-1955. Lawrence Rubin. New York. 2000. first edition. Quarto. Unpaginated. Frontispiece photograph of the young Diebenkorn (194?). Beige pictorial folded wrappers. Stunning illustrations from this exhibition held in 2000, a total of 17 color plates. The early developments of this great artist's work. Very light shelfwear. In overall near fine condition.
15. N/A. Richard Diebenkorn Abstraktionen. Galerie Lawrence Rubin. Zurich. 1995. Quarto. Unpaginated. Original pictorial folded wrapper. Illustrated with 26 plates from the Zurich gallery exhibition in 1995, with text in German by Gabriel Lutz. Wrapper very lightly rubbed, interior in very good condition.
16. Nash, Stephen. Richard Diebenkorn: From Nature to Abstraction. Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery. San Francisco. 1999. First Edition. Quarto. Unpaginated. Original pictorial wrappers. Essay by Stephen Nash. Gallery Exhibition catalog of 40 color plates with an essay by Stephen Nash titled "Diebenkorn, Abstraction and Representation". Wrapper lightly rubbed and creased. Interior lightly rippled in upper margin. In overall good+condition.
17 thru 24. A SERIES OF 8 EXHIBITION CATALOGS FROM THE KNOEDLER GALLERY: The New York gallery's representation of Diebenkorn artworks, from 1979 to 1994, with impressive reproductions. All catalogs are quartos with original stiff pictorial stapled wrappers. As Follows: (1) - May 12 through May 31, 1979. Five reproductions of recent works in color from the Ocean Park Series, with a photograph of the artist and a photograph of the artist's Santa Monica studio. Lightly age-toned, in overall good+ condition. (2) - November 7 through December 2, 1980. Eight reproductions of recent works from 1979-80, with 2 photos of the artist's studio. Light foxing to margins of covers, with light water-stains on front. In overall good- condition. (3) - January 9 through January 28, 1982. Containing 25 color reproductions of recent works, many in the so-called "clubs and spades" series. Very light foxing to margins. In overall good+ condition. (4) - May 12 through May 31, 1984. Color illustrations of all 34 works in the exhibition. very light foxing to front cover. In overall good+ condition. (5) - November 2 through November 5, 1985. Color illustrations of 21 recent works. Light foxing to front and rear covers and front edge, not affecting images. In overall good+ condition. (6) November 4 through November 28, 1987. Color illustrations of 30 works completed between 1984 and 1987. Very light foxing to front and rear covers and fore-edge. In overall good+ condition. (7) - November 2 through November 30, 1991. subtitled "New Work". Color illustrations of 17 works, 1989-1991. Slight age-toning to covers. In overall very good condition. (8) - February 10 through March 8, 1994. Subtitled "Ocean Park Paintings on Paper Never Before Exhibited". Contains a later photo of the artist. Color illustration of 46 works spanning the years 1987 to 1992. Very lightly rubbed. In overall very good condition. g to vg. Item #36712
Richard Diebenkorn, (1922-1992),is considered by many to be one of the finest American artists of the last century. "Under the influence of Still, Rothko, and later, less directly - de Kooning, he developed rapidly from geometric abstraction to a freer abstract-expressionist style in which elements suggested by landscape played a discernible role" (Lorenz Eitner).