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RICHARD DIEBENKORN Untitled (Ocean Park).
Color lithograph, 1969. 610x477 mm; 24x18 3/4 inches (sheet), full margins. Signed, dated and numbered 73/90 in pencil, lower left. Published by Collector's Press, San Francisco, with the blind stamp lower left. A very good impression.
Diebenkorn (1922-1993) adopted Abstract Expressionism in the late 1940s/early 1950s, influenced by Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning and Clyfford Still. In the 1960s, Diebenkorn began to blend Abstract Expressionism with figural and color motifs adopted from an acute appreciation of the work of Henri Matisse. In doing so, he developed his own distinct abstract style, more geometric and less gestural than his earlier work, which is most readily apparent in the seminal Ocean Park paintings series that he began in 1967 and developed over the next 25 years.