Diebenkorn (and Others): Early and Late

In conjunction with the exhibition Diebenkorn in New Mexico: 1950–1952

Much recent scholarship has focused on the late work of artists such as Cézanne, Matisse, Monet, and Picasso. In this lecture, John Elderfield, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, will explore the significance of Diebenkorn’s early work in New Mexico—which anticipates modes of organization and feeling that continued throughout his career—noting the rarity of such an early-late affinity. Along the way, he will discuss Diebenkorn’s sources in the art of Edward Hopper, Giorgio de Chirico, and late Cubism, all filtered through the painter’s encounters with Abstract Expressionism and the transformative effect of New Mexico’s desert landscape.

Organized by NYU’s Fine Arts Society and Grey Art Gallery, and co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Art and Art Professions, Steinhardt School; Department of Art History; Institute of Fine Arts; and Program in Museum Studies.

Starts 2/27/08 6:30 pm
Ends 2/27/08 8:00 pm
Participants John Elderfield
Location Silver Center, Room 300 (enter at 32 Waverly Place)
Cost Free


Program Types: Lecture