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RICHARD DIEBENKORN - A Collection of 24 Books and Exhibition Catalogs [SOME SIGNED AND INSCRIBED]

Diebenkorn, Richard

Published by The Museum of Modern Art; Whitechapel Art Gallery; Houston fine Arts Press, etc., London, New York, Houston, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, etc., 2005
Condition: g to vg Hardcover
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SIGNED AND INSCRIBED:1. Elderfield, John. The Drawings of Richard Diebenkorn. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. 1988. First edition. Oblong Quarto. 204pp. Pictorial illustrated dustjacket over blue cloth with silver stamped lettering on spine. Signed and inscribed on half-title page, "For Dear Barbara, with love from us both, Dick 1.14.89". Frontispiece Photograph of Diebenkorn in his studio. Handsomely produced, with a 59 page essay by Elderfield and 212 illustrations, 85 in color, spanning the artist's career and including works from the acclaimed Ocean Park series. "The most complete study yet published . contains drawings in . pencil, ink, charcoal. but also more complex works in color, including gouaches, watercolors and works in mixed mediums" (publisher). D/j lightly rubbed with light sunning to spine. Slight age-toning to margins of pages. D/j in good+, binding and interior in very good condition.2. Elderfield, John (introduction). Richard Diebenkorn. Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. 1991. Quarto. 149(5)pp. Signed and inscribed on title page "for you, dear Barbara, with my greatest love. Dick. 4.22.92" Original color pictorial wrappers. Catalog of an exhibition organized by the Whitechapel Gallery, London, which moved from London to Madrid and Frankfurt. Comprising 52 color plates with 9 b/w reproductions in the introduction, spanning the years 1948 to 1985. with biography, selected exhibitions, bibliography and list of works. Wrappers with light rubbing and age toning to edges, upper corner of spine lightly bumped. Wrappers and interior in overall good+ condition.3. N/A. Richard Diebenkorn: Works on Paper. Houston fine Arts Press. 1987. Folio. 1/3000 unnumbered. Unpaginated. Signed and inscribed on half-title page "For my very dear friends Barbara & Michael. Dick 8/1/87". Original pictorial illustrated dustjacket over white cloth with silver stamped lettering on spine. An impressive volume of striking reproductions, representing the range and complexity of Diebenkorn's works on paper, with 143 drawings presented chronologically (1966-1987), in relative scale. Minor shelfwear on d/j interior with very light age-toning to margins. D/j, binding and interior in overall very good condition.OTHER BOOKS NOT SIGNED:4. Livingston, Jane; (Essays by Elderfield, John & Fine, Ruth E.)The Art of Richard Diebenkorn Whitney Museum of American Art. New York. 1997. First Edition. Large Quarto. 276pp. Blue cloth with gilt stamped lettering to cover and spine, housed in a blue slipcase with pasted illustration on cover. Frontispiece photograph of Diebenkorn in his studio,1986. From the Whitney Museum exhibition of 1997, tracing comprehensively the life and works from 1943 to 1992, with 214 color illustrations. From the unpublished studio notes of Diebenkorn: "Notes to myself on beginning a painting. 1. Attempt what is not certain. Certainty may or may not come later: It may then be a valuable delusion ." Slipcase with very light shelf wear, binding and interior in near fine condition. 5. Diebenkorn, Richard. Etchings and Drypoints: 1949-1980. Introduction by Mark Stevens. Houston Fine Arts Press. 1981. First edition. Folio. 128pp. Original red pictorial dustjacket over white leatherette with brown lettering on cover and spine. Printed in conjunction with the traveling exhibition of 1981-1983. Illustrated with more than 100 plates in b/w and some 10 plates in color, including a catalog raisonné of all drypoints and etchings from 1949-1980, and a very informative glossary of terms related to these processes. Informative essay by Mark Stevens of Newsweek magazine. D/j with discoloration to spine and front joint, 1/2" tear to top of spine. Binding and interior in very good condition.6. Daily, Marla & Mills, Paul Chadbourne (essays). Richard Diebenkorn and Carey Stanton: A Private Collection. Santa Cruz Island Foundation. 2005. first edition. Quarto. 134, (2)pp. Pictorial folded wrappers. An invaluable and evocative recollection of the rela. Bookseller Inventory # 36712

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Title: RICHARD DIEBENKORN - A Collection of 24 ...

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art; Whitechapel Art Gallery; Houston fine Arts Press, etc., London, New York, Houston, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, etc.

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcovers and Softcovers

Book Condition:g to vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition.

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