Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993)
Girl with Plant, 1960
Oil on canvas
© The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation
Acquired 1961, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

I am so fortunate to live near a city with great art museums. The Kimbell is celebrating 40 years right now, and the Amon Carter has a new exhibit up that looks good. It’s called To See as Artists See: American Art from The Phillips Collection. Artists represented range from Rothko to Pollack to Diebenkorn and many more. I saw the Diebenkorn exhibit The Ocean Park Series at the Modern Art Museum last fall. The Diebenkorn at the Amon Carter is different and alike paintings in the Ocean Park Series. It was painted in 1960, and he began the Ocean Park Series in 1967 and continued for 25 years. If the figure of the girl was not in the above painting, you might be looking at one of the Ocean Park Series paintings. The picture below came from here.

One of the things I am going to do for myself this week—go to the museum!

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