The White House yesterday released a list of 45 art works that the president and first lady have borrowed to decorate the Obamas’ private residence and the East and West Wings. Among the works is Richard Diebenkorn’s “Berkeley, No. 52”, painted in 1955, and part of the collection of the National Gallery of Art. Diebenkorn lived in Berkeley between 1955 and 1966. According to Flavorwire, the painting will hang in the Obama’s private living quarters.

Photo: Courtesy of the Estate of Richard Diebenkorn/National Gallery of Art

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