Ocean Park No. 45

A work made of oil on canvas.

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1971

Artist:

Richard Diebenkorn
American, 1922–1993

About this artwork

A noted painter and printmaker, Richard Diebenkorn was widely recognized for his large-scale, luminous
abstractions. The titles of Diebenkorn’s paintings often allude to the places that inspired them or in which they were made. His move to the Los Angeles area in 1966 led to a dramatic change in his work. The artist’s best-known paintings belong to the Ocean Park series—named for the section of Santa Monica where
his studio was located—which he began in 1967 and continued for 20 years. The series comprises more than 140 paintings. These iconic works are distinguished by geometric structures, perhaps evoking the idea of a view from the studio window, overlaid with glazes of atmospheric color. In many ways, Diebenkorn sought to distill the emptiness of this landscape: sea and sky, beach and freeway.

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Artist

Richard Diebenkorn

Title

Ocean Park No. 45

Origin

United States

Date

1971

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

254 x 205.7 cm (100 x 81 in.)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan Purchase Prize Fund

Reference Number

1972.420

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