ed. Jane Livingston, Andrea Liguiori, New Haven, San Francisco, 2016.
Cloth, 4-volume set with slipcase, 2,176 pp., vol. 1: 299 color illus.; vol. 2: 1,645 color illus.; vol. 3: 2,344 color illus.; vol. 4: 1,496 color illus.
This four-volume catalogue raisonné is the definitive resource on Diebenkorn’s unique works, including his paintings, works on paper, and three-dimensional objects. The first volume gives an overview of the artist’s career, featuring essays by noted scholars John Elderfield, Ruth E. Fine, Jane Livingston, Steven Nash, and Gerald Nordland, as well as an illustrated chronology, list of exhibitions, bibliography, and selection of studio notes. The second volume spans his student and early abstract works; the third volume features his representational works during the Berkeley period; and the fourth volume covers his later periods, as well as his sketchbooks and other little-known private drawings. Many of the more than five thousand works illustrated in this catalogue are being published for the first time, and with new color photography that showcases his work like never before.