Berkeley #32
Artwork: Berkeley #32
Size: 149.9 x 144.8 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1955
Marks: Signed and dated 'RD 55' (lower right)
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Paul Kantor Gallery, Beverly Hills, circa 1958; Abe Adler, Valley Village, California, circa 1958; Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, circa 1960; Acquired from the previous by the present owner, circa 1960
Exhibition history: Sao Paulo, Pavilion of the Nations, Ibirapuera Park; Rio de Janeiro, Mesbla Department Store, U.S. Representation: III Bienal do Museu de Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo; Pacific Coast Art, July-December 1955, no. 11; San Francisco Museum of Art; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; Dayton Art Institute; Cincinnati Art Museum; Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art; Los Angeles County Museum, Pacific Coast Art: United States' Representation at the Third Biennial of Sao Paulo, May 1956-June 1957, p. 22 (illustrated); Pasadena Art Museum, Richard Diebenkorn, September-October 1960, no. 20 (illustrated); Washington, D.C., Washington Gallery of Modern Art; New York, Jewish Museum; Newport Beach, Pavilion Gallery, Richard Diebenkorn, November 1964-April 1965, p. 20, no. 21; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Late Fifties at the Ferus, November-December 1968, no. 6; San Francisco, John Berggruen Gallery; Los Angeles, James Corcoran Gallery, Richard Diebenkorn: Early Abstract Works, 1948-1955, March-December 1975, n.p; Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Cincinnati Art Museum; Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Oakland Museum of California, Richard Diebenkorn: Paintings and Drawings, 1943-1976, November 1976-November 1977, pp. 66 and 110, no. 25 (illustrated in color); Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Richard Diebenkorn, September 1992-January 1993, no. 55; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Washington, D.C., Phillips Collection; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Richard Diebenkorn, October 1997-January 1999, pp. 43, 137 and 271, no. 84 (illustrated in color); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000, October 2000-February 2001, pp. 169 and 292 (illustrated in color); New York, Gagosian Gallery, Ferus, September-October 2002, pp. 77 and 132 (illustrated in color)

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Date: 2019-05-15
Lot Number: 25B
Low Estimate: $6000000 [+41%]
High Estimate: $8000000 [+6%]
Hammer Price: $8500000
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