Philip Guston "Works on Paper"

The Morgan Library & Museum

poster for Philip Guston "Works on Paper"

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The first retrospective of Philip Guston's (1913–1980) drawings in twenty years, this exhibition is the only opportunity to view these drawings in America. Philip Guston was a prolific draftsman who often turned to drawing to explore new directions in his art before transposing them to painting. Several times during the course of his career he stopped painting altogether to concentrate on drawing. Such phases mark the dramatic changes that characterized Guston's art from figuration to abstraction and vice-versa. The exhibition—which includes about one hundred drawings from the mid-forties to 1980—has a concentration of works from such crucial periods: 1947–49, 1952–54, 1958–62, and 1966–68.

[Image: Philip Guston "Untitled (Cherries)" (1980) ink and acrylic on board 20 x 30 in. Courtesy of the estate of Philip Guston]



from May 02, 2008 to August 31, 2008


Philip Guston

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