Diebenkorn: Small Paintings from Ocean Park Text: Dore Ashton 48 pages, 15 illustrations (14 in color), 1985 Houston Fine Art Press, Hine Incorporated
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The now-celebrated Ocean Park paintings on cigar-box lids: this was the first volume to discover and present these privately-done paintings. This exquisite book presented each of thirteen works by Diebenkorn that he painted between 1976 and 1979 on cedar boards and cigar-box lids. These works comprise a distinct group but alsp offer a unique view, in miniature, of the range and unity of the entire Ocean Park series.
Reproduced almost exact size, though small in scale, they have the same sense of space and light of his large canvases while possessing the intimacy of an illuminated manuscript. It is no wonder therefore that this book is so popular.