Sarasota Estate Auction
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Day 2 - Fine Art Sterling & Chinese

Sun, Oct 30, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 650

Richard Diebenkorn, Red Yellow Blue, Aquatint 1/60

Estimate: $50,000 - $75,000

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Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) American, Original Etching, Aquatint and Drypoint 1/60 printed in colors on Rives BFK wove paper. Abstract geometric piece in primary colors. Titled “Red Yellow Blue”. Numbered 1/60 in the lower left. Signed RD 86 in the lower right. Richard Diebenkorn was an American painter and printmaker. His early work is associated with Abstract Expressionism and the Bay Area Figurative Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. In the late 1960s he began his extensive series of geometric, lyrical abstract paintings. Diebenkorn became a key figure in the Bay Area (San Francisco, Oakland) figurative and abstract school of painting. His grandmother encouraged Diebenkorn's early art talent, and he remembered often drawing locomotives on shirt cardboards as a child. He was also intrigued with medieval heraldry and the French Bayeux Tapestries. In the 1940's, Diebenkorn also traveled to New York, immersing himself in the Abstract Expressionist milieu, and becoming familiar with the works of Robert Motherwell, Bradley Tomlin Walker, and William Baziotes. In New York he also became interested in jazz, even to the point of taking up, briefly, the trombone. We also have a video of Richard Diebenkorn making this piece . Overall Size: 30 1/2 x 44 1/2 in. Sight Size: 18 x 32 in.

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