Ocean Park on the Road

Richard Diebenkorn, Ocean Park No. 38, 1971, Oil on canvas, 100 3/16 x 81 in., Gift of Gifford and Joann Phillips, 1999, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. © The Estate of Richard Diebenkorn.

We’ve missed Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park No. 38 as it tours the country on loan in the traveling exhibition Richard Diebenkorn: the Ocean Park Series. But No. 38 contributes to an exhibition that brings together the pivotal  works of the artist’s “Ocean Series” for the first time, and it won’t be long before it’s back in D.C.

After a trip to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth last year and a stay through May 27 at the Orange County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, the exhibition makes its final stop at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in late June.

With a number of works in The Phillips Collection, Diebenkorn has become one of the cornerstone artists of the museum. Founder Duncan Phillips took a shining to Interior with View of the Ocean, purchasing it in the late 1950s and giving the artist his first East Coast solo museum show.

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