Liz Hager highlights two new books: Richard Diebenkorn: Abstractions on Paper and Richard Diebenkorn: From the Model published by Kelly’s Cove Press. Both volumes were published on the occasion of the upcoming exhibition The Intimate Diebenkorn: Works on Paper, 1949-1992 at the College of Marin Fine Arts Gallery, on view from September 30 – November 14, 2013.
Both volumes feature selections from a vast trove of works on paper by Diebenkorn. Hager writes that "Like the works on paper they reproduce these books offer an intimate and spontaneous experience… Other than a few quotes from Diebenkorn and a biography, these volumes contain no commentary. We are free to form our own interpretations of the work, unencumbered by the flights of grandiose and sometimes tedious rhetoric that often accompany exhibit catalogs."