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Diebenkorn Notecard Folio


Published with: the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Cityscape I is widely seen as a pivotal work in Richard Diebenkorn’s return from figurative painting to geometric abstraction. What links Cityscape I with the earlier figurative Coffee is the artist’s preoccupation with color and planar composition: whether in a portrait or in a landscape, formal tension, psychological complexity, and the harmony of color and texture trump representation. Contains five each of the following notecards: Cityscape I, 1963 Coffee, 1959
• 10 blank notecards (5 each of 2 designs) with envelopes
• Decorative wallet-style folio
• Printed in full color on recycled paper with soy-based inks
• High-quality 250 gsm card stock
• Soft white envelopes
• Pomegranate’s notecard folios feature exclusive selections of art from museums and artists around the world

Published with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Box size: 5 x 7.25 x .625 in.
Card size: 5 x 7 in.

ISBN 9780764937491

Richard Diebenkorn

Dynamic composition and strong color form a common thread in the diverse, career-spanning works of midcentury artist Richard Diebenkorn (American, 1922–1993)—one of the most influential American artists during the decades after World War II. His career encompassed three major artistic 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. Born in Oregon, Diebenkorn spent much of his life in California. He is forever identified with the region’s qualities of light, particularly in his Ocean Park paintings (named for the neighborhood in Los Angeles). His years at the center of the Bay Area Figurative School connect his early and late periods. Diebenkorn died in Berkeley in 1993. A major posthumous retrospective opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1996. Since that time, exhibitions focusing on specific periods of Diebenkorn’s career have appeared in London and across the United States.