Richard Diebenkorn in New Mexico

Until recently much of Diebenkorn's New Mexico work remained forgotten. With his coming to new mexico, diebenkorn moved toward a kind of painting that, emits energies of freedom, freshness, although rigorous and considered, and spontaneity and has inferences of landscape. Internationally acclaimed artist richard diebenkorn lived in Albuquerque from 1950 to 1952, where he executed an impressive body of more than a hundred paintings, drawings, and welded-metal sculpture.

This book offers not only stunning reproductions of the artist's work but also important new research into the life of one of the creative giants of the second half of the twentieth century. This book presents for the first time a comprehensive overview of this New Mexico period and investigates the critical role it played in Diebenkorn's exploration of the idiom of abstraction and the maturation of his art.

Museum of New Mexico Press. 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.

Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942-1955

Audiences today generally know richard diebenkorn s career in terms of three major evolutions: the Sausalito, Albuquerque, Urbana, and early Berkeley periods of Abstract Expressionism 1947 1955; the Berkeley figurative/representational period 1955 1966; and the Ocean Park 1967 1988 and Healdsburg 1988 1992 series of abstractions.

This catalogue, compiled to accompany a traveling exhibition of the same name, focuses on Diebenkorn s evolution to maturity. Yet diebenkorn s earliest paintings and drawings remain little known. These early pieces evolved rapidly from representational landscape scenes and portraits of military colleagues, to semiabstract and Surrealist-inspired depictions of topography and the human form, to the artist s mature Abstract Expressionist paintings.

It features nearly two hundred paintings and drawings, many from the collection of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, that precede his shift to figuration. Many of these pieces will be unfamiliar to the public, yet they offer a fuller picture of Diebenkorn s precocious achievements and set the stage for what was yet to come.


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Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series

Prestel USA. This book features beautifully reproduced works that radiate with color, allowing readers to appreciate the artist’s evolving palette as well as his brilliant geometric explorations. The result is a timely re-examination of a major body of work that will excite the numerous fans of this quintessential California artist.

The ocean park series, begun in 1967and comprising works in a variety of media, is arguably the most celebrated of his illustrious career. This stunning exhibition catalogue celebrates in-depth for the first time Richard Diebenkorn’s seminal Ocean Park works, serving as a major reference and a source of new scholarship on the series.

The paintings, drawings, and collages that make up the series are examined from diverse perspectives in essays that bring to light new influences and conceptual frameworks that reposition the Ocean Park series, prints, as well as the artist’s role in the history of postwar art. As he traversed the worlds of abstract expressionism and figurative painting, Diebenkorn became one of America’s most beloved postwar artists.



The first in-depth examination of the relationship between the work of Diebenkorn and Matisse, this publication offers new ways of understanding both artists. Featuring stunning pairings of more than 80 paintings and drawings, this book charts the evolution of Matisse’s impact on Diebenkorn over the course of Diebenkorn’s career.

. Though they never met, palette, composition, Matisse was an enduring source of inspiration for the Californian artist, and their works share surprising similarities in subject, and technique. Prestel USA. Prestel Publishing. This sumptuously illustrated book brings together the work of Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn as never before, illuminating unexpected resonances that connect the two artists across time and space.

The volume is rounded out by an introduction by john elderfield, who knew Diebenkorn personally and has curated exhibitions of both artists’ work; an essay by Jodi Roberts on parallels between the artists’ drawings; and a bibliography documenting Diebenkorn’s collection of books about the French artist.

Essays by janet bishop and katherine rothkopf explore how this influence evolved over time, connecting the work of the two painters and highlighting the ways Diebenkorn drew from Matisse’s example to forge a style entirely his own.

Abstract Painting: The Elements of Visual Language

Prestel USA. Abstract painting: the elements of Visual Language examines and articulates a vocabulary of visual elements from which you build images, abstract or otherwise. As you examine line, pattern, you become more aware of the elements that make up a painting, shape, depth, texture, and color in detail, and better able to observe your own work without judgment and self-criticism.

Prestel Publishing. Generously illustrated with over 200 color images, this book will open your eyes to a whole new way of seeing your paintings as they develop, allowing you to be more personally expressive and authentic in your artistic expression.

Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art

Grace hartigan fearlessly abandoned life as a New Jersey housewife and mother to achieve stardom as one of the boldest painters of her generation. Joan mitchell, whose notoriously tough exterior shielded a vulnerable artist within, escaped a privileged but emotionally damaging Chicago childhood to translate her fierce vision into magnificent canvases.

From their cold-water lofts, drank, and loved, fought, where they worked, these pioneers burst open the door to the art world for themselves and countless others to come. And helen frankenthaler, the beautiful daughter of a prominent New York family, chose the difficult path of the creative life. Elaine de kooning, whose brilliant mind and peerless charm made her the emotional center of the New York School, used her work and words to build a bridge between the avant-garde and a public that scorned abstract art as a hoax.

Gutsy and indomitable, lee krasner was a hell-raising leader among artists long before she became part of the modern art world's first celebrity couple by marrying Jackson Pollock. In ninth street women, acclaimed author Mary Gabriel tells a remarkable and inspiring story of the power of art and artists in shaping not just postwar America but the future.

Her gamble paid off: at twenty-three she created a work so original it launched a new school of painting. These women changed american art and society, tearing up the prevailing social code and replacing it with a doctrine of liberation. Five women revolutionize the modern art world in postwar America in this "gratifying, and lush" true story from a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist Jennifer Szalai, generous, New York Times.


Landscape Painting Now: From Pop Abstraction to New Romanticism

Hendricks, maki na kamura, damian loeb, li dafang, mark tansey, israel hershberg, wayne thiebaud, liu xiaodong, serban savu, yishai jusidman, julie mehretu, silke otto-knapp, george shaw, alex katz, jonas wood, per kirkeby, sylvia plimack mangold, Eggert Pétursson, Makiko Kudo, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Kay WalkingStick, Cinta Vidal, Anselm Kiefer, Yvonne Jacquette, Shara Hughes, Corinne Wasmuht, Neo Rauch, Alexis Rockman, Luc Tuymans, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Jordan Nassar, Antonio López García, Matthew Wong, Matvey Levenstein, Lisa Sanditz, David Hockney, Celia Paul, Merlin James, Jean-Pierre Roy, Alex Kanevsky, Tomás Sánchez, Justin Mortimer, Lisa Yuskavage and Luiz Zerbini Prestel USA.

The reasons why, if speculative, surely include our imminent environmental collapse and increasingly digitally mediated existence. With over 400 color reproductions, including many details, this ambitious survey makes a compelling case for the continued relevance of landscape painting in our time. Featured artists are etel adnan, jules de balincourt, noa charuvi, peter doig, vincent desiderio, francis alÿs, genieve figgis, tim gardner, inka essenhigh, lucas arruda, john beerman, pat de groot, franz gertsch, Cynthia Daignault, Barnaby Furnas, Verne Dawson, Amy Bennett, Lois Dodd, Richard Estes, Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Adrian Ghenie, April Gornik, Tim Eitel, Ayman Baalbaki, Hurvin Anderson, Mamma Andersson, Will Cotton, Cecily Brown, Gillian Carnegie, Ali Banisadr, Maureen Gallace, Hernan Bas, Rackstraw Downes, Jane Freilicher, Andreas Eriksson, Daniel Heidkamp, Nigel Cooke, Barkley L.

Schwabsky’s text weaves throughout the book, through its transformation in the 20th century, tracing the history of landscape painting from its origins in Eastern and Western art, to its present flourishing. Landscape painting now is the first book of its kind to take a global view of its subject, featuring more than eighty outstanding contemporary artists―both established and emerging―whose ages span seven decades and who hail from twenty-five different countries.

Through its thematic organization into six chapters―realism and beyond, fleshy landscapes to peter doig’s magic realist renderings of trinidad, david Hockney’s radiant capturings of seasonal change in the English countryside, and Complicated Vistas―the book affords a generous window into the very best of contemporary landscape painting, Alexis Rockman’s mural-sized, postapocalyptic dioramas, Constructed Realities, from Cecily Brown’s sensual, New Romanticism, Maureen Gallace’s serene views of beach cottages and the foaming ocean, Abstracted Topographies, Post-Pop Landscapes, Julie Mehretu’s dynamically cartographic abstractions, and far beyond.

Lee Krasner

In fact, his death in 1956 marked her renaissance as an artist. Coinciding with a major exhibition at barbican art gallery, contextualized by photography from the postwar period, Lee Krasner features an outstanding selection of her most important paintings, an illustrated chronology, and works on paper, collages, and an unpublished interview with her biographer Gail Levin.

This richly illustrated monograph is a comprehensive survey of the work of one of the twentieth century’s most dynamic artists. 250 color illustrations Prestel USA. Prestel Publishing. A richly illustrated monograph on the life and work of Lee Krasner, one of the twentieth century’s most inspiring women artists and a pioneer of abstract expressionism.

In 1984, lee krasner 1908–1984 became one of the few women artists to have been given a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. She quipped about her belated recognition: “I was a woman, a widow, thank you, a damn good painter, Jewish, and a little too independent. One of the original pioneers of abstract expressionism, Krasner has for too long been eclipsed by her husband, Jackson Pollock.


Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed

More than 500 full color images show off stunning gestural sketches and glimpses of the artist's lived experiences. This extraordinary collection of Richard Diebenkorn's sketches is unprecedented in displaying an artist's process, and through the collection we can better understand Diebenkorn's style of working.

Richard diebenkorn: the Sketchbooks Revealed provides a unique look into this previously inaccessible trove of images. And gretchen diebenkorn Grant contributes a remembrance of her father and his artistry. Prestel Publishing. Prestel USA. Presented together in this book, offering intimate access to the practice of a well-known, the sketchbooks become a revelation of sorts, important, and prolific artist.

Essays by enrique chagoya, Alexander Nemerov, Peggy Phelan, and Steven A. Nash offer insights in to the artist's career, working process, and the visual dialogues Diebenkorn forged with fellow artists past and present. All twenty-nine sketchbooks are represented, including one reproduced in its entirety.

Scattered across these books are deeply personal sketches of his wife and studies of the human figure, grand landscape studies, and evidence of the development and maturation of Diebenkorn's signature approaches to figuration and abstraction. Taken together, these sketchbooks offer a nearly complete look at his career, from his twenties to the years just before his death at age seventy.

Throughout his long career, richard Diebenkorn always kept a sketchbook―a portable studio, as he called it―to capture his ideas.

Women of Abstract Expressionism

Though the contributions of these women were central to American art of the twentieth century, their work has not received the same critical attention as that of their male counterparts. A long-awaited survey of female abstract expressionist artists revealing the richness and lasting influence of their work The artists Jay DeFeo, Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, Elaine de Kooning, and many other women played major roles in the development of Abstract Expressionism, Lee Krasner, Grace Hartigan, which flourished in New York and San Francisco in the 1940s and 1950s and has been recognized as the first fully American modern art movement.

Prestel USA. Prestel Publishing. Yale Univ Pr. Essays by noted scholars explore the techniques, concerns, and legacies of women in Abstract Expressionism, shedding light on their unique experiences. This groundbreaking book reveals the richness of the careers of these important artists and offers keen new reflections on their work and the movement as a whole.

. Lavishly illustrated with full-color plates emphasizing the expressive freedom of direct gesture and process at the core of the movement, this book features biographies of more than forty artists, offering insight into their lives and work. Women of abstract Expressionism is a long-overdue survey.