Oil on canvas
Framed: 147.6 x 132.7 x 4.6 cm (58 1/8 x 52 1/4 x 1 13/16 in.); Unframed: 146 x 130.8 cm (57 1/2 x 51 1/2 in.)
© The Estate of Richard Diebenkorn
Contemporary Collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art 1968.95
Berkeley #42 appears to be a work of West Coast abstract expressionism. Yet the landscape and climate of Northern California influenced Diebenkorn while painting his expressive Berkeley series, which actively harnesses a push/pull relationship between representation and abstraction. By looking at the painting's lower half, one can see a jagged coastline arcing upward, as if viewed from an airplane.
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