Just Published: Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-66

In the 1950's American artist Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) took a dramatic turn away from his early art work, exploring new vocabularies of both abstract and representational styles. This became known as the artist's "Berkeley Period".
This era has long been recognised as one of the most interesting chapters in postwar American art, yielding many of Diebenkorn's best-known works. "Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-1966" examines Diebenkorn's process and output during this decisive period.
Three original essays explore the artist's evolving conceptions of abstraction and representation, emphasising the inter-relationships between the abstract art and drawings and related landscapes, figurative works, and still lifes, as well as Diebenkorn's ongoing interest in aerial views.
Featuring several significant works that have rarely been on view, as well as previously unpublished photographs from the artists archives, this important publication is the first comprehensive look at this critical period of his art.
I scan the driveway for a van with the delivery of this art book - as an irish art collector I find Diebenkorn's work inspiring and I know many Irish artists have been influenced by his work. Get it on Amazon.
Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-1966
(Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)[Hardcover]
By: Burgard, Timothy Anglin