Richard Diebenkorn in New Mexico, 1950-1952.
The Exhibition: Between January 1950 and June 1952, while he was a graduate student in the Art Department of University of New Mexico, Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993) created an astonishingly mature and beautiful body of Abstract Expressionist paintings and drawings. Coming from museums, private collections nationally, and the Diebenkorn estate, many of these works are being seen together for the first time.
To accompany the exhibition, a 168-page book is being published by the Museum of New Mexico Press and the Harwood Museum of Art. Co-Authored by Gerald Nordland, Mark Lavatelli, Charles Strong and Charles Lovell and edited by Julia Moore, this book features 95 color plates and 20 illustrations in black and white, documenting Diebenkorn’s time in New Mexico.
Diebenkorn in New Mexico—a show of national importance—will open at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico, on June 2, 2007 and run through September 9, 2007. This loan exhibition of more than 50 paintings and works on paper is accompanied by the publication of a new book devoted to Richard Diebenkorn’s Albuquerque period. In conjunction with the exhibition the Museum will also a one-day symposium on August 24th.