Richard Diebenkorn
Ocean Park #54, 1972

Ocean Park #54 is part of a series of paintings Diebenkorn began in 1967 and continued for the next twenty years. The title refers to the Ocean Park section of Santa Monica, where the artist set up his studio after moving from the San Francisco Bay Area in 1966. The hazy light of Southern California is present in the soft, translucent colors of the painting. The scrapings beneath the overlapping layers of color, called pentimenti, are a visual record of the artist’s many changes of mind, offering a glimpse of his creative process.

Artwork Info

Artwork title
Ocean Park #54
Artist name
Richard Diebenkorn
Date created
charcoal and oil on canvas
100 in. × 81 in. (254 cm × 205.74 cm)
Date acquired
Collection SFMOMA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, gift of Friends of Gerald Nordland
Photo credit
Courtesy Richard Grant/Richard Diebenkorn Foundation
© The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation
Permanent URL
Artwork status
Not on view at this time.

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