Diebenkorn Catalogue Project Information
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the estate of Richard Diebenkorn are jointly sponsoring a project to create a complete catalogue of the paintings and works on paper of Richard Diebenkorn (American, 1922-1993). The catalogue is being edited by Jane Livingston, whose connection with the artist spans more than two decades, culminating curatorially with the 1997 Retrospective at the Whitney Museum. The project also benefits from the active participation of the artist's wife, Phyllis Diebenkorn. Her first-hand memory and documentation, along with that of the artist's children, Gretchen and Christopher, provide the basis for comprehensive and authoritative research. Other members of the Project Advisory Committee include John Elderfield, Ruth Fine, Steve Nash, and Gerald Nordland. Diebenkorn's long-time dealer Lawrence Rubin also serves on the committee.
The catalogue will only include unique objects, as a future project will cover multiples. It is expected that the final catalogue raisonné will include nearly 700 oil paintings and some 4,000 works on paper. Catalogue staff are conducting a search for all unique works made by the artist, including paintings, works on paper, and three-dimensional objects, as well as correspondence, audio and video recordings, and any other documentation relevant to creating the definitive statement on Diebenkorn's oeuvre.