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Guston, Philip 1913-1980

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Works: 430 works in 877 publications in 5 languages and 15,000 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Caricatures and cartoons  Catalogues raisonnés  Documentary films  Diaries  Illustrated works  Manuscripts  Interviews 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Thesis advisor, Artist, Other, Honoree, Engraver, Lithographer, Dedicatee
Classifications: ND237.G8, 759.13
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Philip Guston by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drawings of Philip Guston by Magdalena Dabrowski( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book ... [shows] how the artist worked out his developing ideas primarily through drawing. Included are examples of work from his early years, such as the preparatory drawings he made as a muralist for the WPA in the 1930s, in addition to the increasingly abstract work of the 1940s and 1950s, and the sequence of pictorial experiments that led to his reintroduction of the figure in the late 1960s. Also reproduced, in color, are a number of painterly gouaches and a series of acrylics"--Back cover
Guston in time : remembering Philip Guston by Ross Feld( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the years following his controversial 1970 exhibition at the Marlborough Galleries, Philip Guston was generally viewed as yesterday's scandal, a maverick who had abandoned abstract expressionism and, with it, the adulation of the art world. Few paid serious attention to the disturbing, profound work he was producing in his Woodstock studio. So when Ross Feld, a young novelist and critic, wrote a penetrating review of Guston's latest show, the artist sent him a letter of appreciation: "I felt ... as if we knew each other and had had many discussions about painting and literature. In a word - I felt great recognition."" "Thus began a remarkable friendship, Feld, a frequent visitor to Guston's studio where the two men would talk late into the night, became Guston's intellectual sparring partner and sounding board - "I'll shout it right out," Guston wrote to Feld, "you inspire me to paint again!"--As well as the artist's most eloquent critic and champion. Guston in Time in Feld's final tribute, and it is at once a testament to a friendship, a provocative and richly nuanced study of one of the twentieth century's most important artists, and a portrait of a remarkable character." "Feld illuminates Guston's key relationships, with wife Musa and composer Morton Feldman, and brings the man himself to life in all his exasperating complexity: "Omnivorous, narcissistic, brilliant, sometimes verbally fluent to the point of glibness and flattery, horridly lonely, someone for whom nothing was enough and too much at the same swamping moment." Feld's evocation of Guston's late, figurative works is equally memorable and acute."--Jacket
Philip Guston's Poor Richard by Philip Guston( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1971, the artist Philip Guston (1913-1980) created this series of caricatures of Richard Nixon, now available for the first time in book form. Produced two years before Watergate and three years before Nixon's resignation, these provocative, searing condemnations of a corrupt head of state are both a remarkable, prescient political satire and an aesthetic landmark - one of few instances of an artist in the late twentieth century engaging caricature in his work. -- from back cover
Philip Guston's late work : a memoir by William Corbett( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Corbett's memoir of Philip Guston focuses on their friendship over the last eight years of Guston's life and on the paintings and drawings Guston made during those years. Guston's figurative work, crude and bold images beautifully painted, turned the art world on its ear when they were first shown in 1970. Corbett explores themes of change, growth, doubt, freedom and risk as Guston's work and life exemplified them. This is not a book of art criticism; art jargon is avoided. It is a book that looks hard at Guston's late paintings and celebrates their humor, violence, mystery, and sustaining force
Telling stories : Philip Guston's later works by David Kaufmann( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I have never seen a book that deals so extensively and usefully with the aesthetic and critical climate surrounding Guston, the allegorical interpretation of his work, or the role of his Jewishness in his art and thinking. Telling Stories is an original and stimulating contribution. Clark Coolidge
Philip Guston's poem-pictures by Debra Bricker Balken( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Guston, 1975-1980 : private and public battles by Kim Sichel( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Guston : the studio by Craig Burnett( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philip Guston's The Studio (1969) depicts a member of the Ku Klux Klan painting a self-portrait. Darkly comic, crude and complex, The Studio is a key work in Guston's shift from abstract expressionism to his late figurative style. In this generously illustrated book, Craig Burnett examines Guston's engagement with the history and limitations of painting during the last decade of his life. Burnett reflects that The Studio signals not only a broader historical moving away from the medium-centric claims of modernist abstraction but also a personal shift to subject matter that was discursive, playful and carnivalesque. He argues that The Studio's existential 'play of self' and 'Kierkegaardian despair' is counter-balanced by the lure of compositional coherence to be found within paintings by artists such as Piero della Francesca, among others. Finally Burnett focuses on 'a passage of supreme poetry', the column of smoke central to The Studio, its importanceas a compositional device and its presence as a ghost of abstraction"--Jacket
Philip Guston & the poets( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to accompany the exhibition?Philip Guston and The Poets? at Gallerie dell?Accademia (May? September 2017), this monograph exposes the artist?s oeuvre to critical literary interpretation. The exhibition draws parallels between humanist themes reflected in both Guston?s paintings and drawings as well as in the language and prose discerned in five of the twentieth century?s most prominent literary figures: D.H. Lawrence, W.B. Yeats, Wallace Stevens, Eugenio Montale and T.S. Eliot. The enormous influence that Italy itself had upon Guston and his work is also examined.0Spanning a 50-year period,?Philip Guston and The Poets?, edited by curator Prof. Dr. Kosme de Barañano, features approximately 40 major paintings and 40 prominent drawings dating from 1930 through to 1980, the last of which were created in the final years of Guston?s life. 00Exhibition: Gallerie dell?Accademia, Venice, Italy (10.05.-03.09.2017)
Philip Guston: recent paintings and drawings by N.Y.) Jewish Museum (New York( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baffling means : writings/drawings by Clark Coolidge( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Guston : a life lived by Philip Guston( Visual )

15 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of interviews with Philip Guston conducted throughout the seventies to 1980. Guston discusses his career as a painter and the influences from his personal life, politics, and the art community on his work and his place in the "New York School."
Enigma variations by Bill Berkson( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Philip Guston by Morton Feldman( )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Guston : Nixon drawings, 1971 & 1975( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Guston?s late figurative paintings were met with overwhelmingly negative critical response when first shown at Marlborough Gallery in New York City in October 1970. After the opening, Guston fled to Italy with his wife, spending eight months at the American Academy in Rome. The following spring, Guston returned to a wounded America, still at war in Vietnam, devastated by the assassinations of its leaders, and divided by antiwar protests and the social and political upheavals begun in the 1960s. It was Richard Nixon?s first term as president.0Guston?s outpouring of satirical drawings was inspired partly by conversations with his friend Philip Roth, at work on his own scathing Nixon satire,?Our Gang?.?When I came back from Europe in the summer of 1971,? Guston later said,?I was pretty disturbed about everything in the country politically, the administration specifically, and I started doing cartoon characters. And one thing led to another, and so for months I did hundreds of drawings and they seemed to form a kind of story line, a sequence.? Completed during July and August 1971, these drawings were not publicly shown for three decades.0In 1975, after the Watergate scandal led to Nixon being forced to resign under threat of impeachment, Guston created more drawings and a final painting with Nixon as subject:?San Clemente?. This book gathers this extraordinary body of work for the first time in its entirety.00Exhibition: Hauser & Wirth, New York, USA (01.11.2016-28.01.2017) / Hauser & Wirth, London, UK (19.05.-29.07.2017)
Melencolia by Clark Coolidge( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Guston : Peintures, 1947-1979 by Philip Guston( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ing by Clark Coolidge( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Guston in time : remembering Philip Guston
Alternative Names
Filipp Quston

Goldstein, Philippe

Goldstein, Philippe 1913-1980

Goldstein, Phillip

Goldstein, Phillip 1913-1980

Philip Guston

Philip Guston American artist

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Philip Guston peintre américain

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Густон, Филипп

Філіпп Густон

פיליפ גסטון אמן אמריקאי

فيليب جوستون فنان أمريكي

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菲利普·加斯顿

菲利普·加斯顿 美国艺术家

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Philip Guston's Poor RichardPhilip Guston's late work : a memoirTelling stories : Philip Guston's later worksPhilip Guston, 1975-1980 : private and public battlesPhilip GustonNight studio : a memoir of Philip GustonPhilip Guston retrospective