Berkeley #22. 1954
"Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years: 1953-1966," which opened Saturday at the de Young Museum, is the first show to focus on the thirteen years that he spent in Berkeley between 1953 to 1966. The core of the show is the breakthrough work of this period, where Diebenkorn developed his working methods, important artistic themes and gained national recognition.
More than 130 paintings and drawings, beginning with the artist's earlier abstract works and moving through his subsequent figurative phase, display how he moved all his life between abstraction and representation.