Man and Woman in a Large Room

1957

Richard Diebenkorn, American, b. Portland, Oregon, 1922–1993

Oil on canvas, 71 1/8 × 62 1/2 in. (180.7 × 158.8 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Accession Number: 66.1371

Provenance:
Poindexter Gallery, New York, to 10 March 1958
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 10 March 1958-17 May 1966
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Exhibition History:
POINDEXTER GALLERY, New York. "Richard Diebenkorn," 24 February-22 March 1958.
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY GALLERY, Tallahassee. "New Directions in Painting," March 1959, p. 11. Tour: JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART, Sarasota, Florida, April 1959; NORTON GALLERY AND SCHOOL OF ART, West Palm Beach, Florida, May 1959.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "New Images of Man," 29 September-29 November 1959, p. 58. Tour: BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART, 9 January-7 February 1960.
PASADENA ART MUSEUM. "Richard Diebenkorn," 6 September-6 October 1960, no. 28.
CALIFORNIA PALACE OF THE LEGION OF HONOR, San Francisco. "Richard Diebenkorn," 22 October-27 November 1960, no. 28.
CARNEGIE INSTITUTE, Pittsburgh. "The 1961 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture," 27 October 1961-7 January 1962, no. 490.
TATE GALLERY, London. "Painting and Sculpture of a Decade, 1954-1964," 22 April-28 June 1964, no. 244, p. 43.
WASHINGTON GALLERY OF MODERN ART, Washington, DC. "Richard Diebenkorn," 6 November-31 December 1964, no. 26. Tour: JEWISH MUSEUM, New York, 13 January-21 February 1965; PAVILION GALLERY, Newport Beach, California, 14 March-15 April 1965.
PROVIDENCE ART CLUB. :Critic's Choice: Art Since World War II," 31 March-24 April 1965, no. 17, p. 24.
KATONAH GALLERY, New York. "American Painting, 1900-1976," 1 November 1975-11 September 1976, fig. 69.
ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY, Buffalo. "Richard Diebenkorn: Paintings and Drawings, 1943-1976," 12 November 1976-9 January 1977, no. 31, fig. 53, p. 33. Tour: CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM, 31 January-20 March 1977; CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART, Washington, DC, 15 April-23 May 1977; WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York, 9 June-17 July 1977; LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, 9 August-25 September 1977; OAKLAND MUSEUM, 15 October-27 November 1977.
GREY ART GALLERY AND STUDY CENTER, New York University. "The Figurative Mode: Bay Area Painting, 1956-1966," 27 March-28 April 1984, p. 48. Tour: NEWPORT HARBOR ART MUSEUM, Newport Beach, California, 20 June-15 September 1984.
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. "Bay Area Figurative Art, 1950-1965," 14 December 1989-4 February 1990, fig. 3.20, pp. 53-55, 61, 222. TOUR: HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 13 June-9 September; PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, Philadelphia, 5 October-30 December 1990.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, Washington, DC. "America's Smithsonian: 150th Anniversary Exhibition, 1996-1998." Included in 4 stops of tour: LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER, 9 February-10 March 1996; KANSAS CITY CONVENTION CENTER, 10 April-19 May 1996; NEW YORK COLISEUM, 11 June-24 July 1996; RHODE ISLAND CONVENTION CENTER, Providence, 17 August-19 September 1996.
DE YOUNG MUSEUM, San Francisco. "Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-1966," 22 June-29 September 2012, colorpl. 52, p. 129; p. 247 (did not tour to Palm Springs Art Museum).

Published References:
SELZ, PETER. New Images of Man (New York: Doubleday and Co. and Museum of Modern Art, 1959), p. 58.
UNSIGNED. "Color Spectacle: The Human Figure Returns in Separate Ways and Places," Life 52 (8 June 1962), p. 54.
NEUMEYER, ALFRED. The Search for Meaning in Modern Art (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1964), p. 128, no. 33.
LIPPARD, LUCY. "New York Letter," Art International 9 (March-April 1965), p. 48.
UNSIGNED. "The Singing Colors and Evocative Scenes of Richard Diebenkorn," Amepnka (Published for distribution in the Soviet Union by the United States Information Agency), no. 110 (November 1965), p. 14.
UNSIGNED. "The Singing Colors and Evocative Scenes of Richard Diebenkorn," Ameryka (Published for distribution in Poland by the United States Information Agency), no. 82 (November 1965).
SELDIS, HENRY J. "A Great Art Gift to the Nation," Los Angeles Times (29 May 1966), p. 30.
ARNASON, H. HARVARD. History of Modern Art (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1968), p. 537, no. 952.
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Bay Area Figuration