During these two decades the emotions of the artist were changing. He interrupts Ocean Park in 1980 after opus 125. He feels the need for a greater realization of his vision on large canvases and composes opus 126 to 140 in 1984 and 1985.
On November 15 in New York, Christie's sells Ocean Park 137, oil on canvas 254 x 206 cm painted in 1985, lot 31 C estimated $ 18M.
Within the final sub-series, 137 is the only one that appears to be almost entirely devoted to the blue of the sea. Far from being monochrome, it offers shades that lead from left to right to the dominant zone in deep blue of the open sea.
The other paintings leave a significant place to the colors of the shore. The first of them, 126, is an abstract landscape in many colors with a structured geometry. This 236 x 206 cm oil on canvas was sold for $ 24M including premium by Christie's on May 17, 2018.
While still admiring the colors of what had been his frame of life since 1967, Diebenkorn was tired from Los Angeles. In 1986 he prospected to settle in the countryside and made his masterpiece of print, Green, 114 x 90 cm. A copy was sold for $ 530K including premium by Sotheby's on May 2, 2014. He bought in 1987 an old house inside a vineyard in Northern California.
SOLD for $ 22.6M including premium