Richard Diebenkorn, Green, 1986
Habitually inclined to rework his compositions, Diebenkorn spoke of wanting to “steal [a] second chance.” A mark resembling an infinity sign in the upper left region of the first working proof is camouflaged in working proof 7 (see banner, above). And a curve in the lower left passage of the first proof gradually morphs into what looks like the upturned tail of a cat (see slideshow, above). In the final print, that tail is absorbed into a volcano-shaped form.
"Yes, No, Maybe: The Art of Making
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Julie Mehretu, artist, in conversation with curator Judith Brodie, Diamonstein-Spielvogel lecture (audio)
"An Insider's Perspective," lecture by Kathan Brown, founder of Crown Point Press (audio)