Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Diebenkorn Mantra

     "I can never accomplish what I want – only what I would have wanted had I thought of it beforehand."       --Richard Diebenkorn
     It's hard to imagine an aphorism or other pithy saying that better seems to encapsulate my life (and life's work) than this one.  And for those interested in Diebenkorn's painting, the relatively recent book, Diebenkorn in New Mexico, by Gerald Nordland, Mark Lavatelli, and Charles Strong, exhaustively explores one of his most fertile (and often overlooked) periods.  Not only rife with stunning images, this book is also an excellent read.

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