East Bay exhibition explores mid-century
work of famed painter Richard Diebenkorn
When someone achieves greatness, it's interesting and sometimes instructive to retrace the steps he or she took in scaling that peak.
For modern art aficionados, that opportunity presents itself in spades with the upcoming 'Closely Considered – Diebenkorn in Berkeley' exhibition and series of programs at a place that helped to elevate art giant Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) to fame and excellence, the Richmond Art Center.
The exhibition runs September 14 through November 16, with an opening reception September 13.
Diebenkorn is known primarily as a painter, particularly for his Santa Monica-spawned Ocean Park series, one of which fetched a record $13.25 million at auction in 2012.
Before moving to Los Angeles in 1967, Diebenkorn was a leading light of the Bay Area Figurative Movement in the 1950s and '60s while living in Berkeley, occasionally exhibiting work at Richmond Art Center.
Now, the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation has teamed with the Art Center and guest curator Jan Wurm...