Philip Guston: Painter 1957-1967
Hauser & Wirth, 2016
Featuring nearly 90 paintings and drawings from Philip Guston’s (1913–1980) Abstract Expressionist period, this book explores a decade in which the artist confronted aesthetic concerns of the New York School, questioning modes of image making and what it means to paint abstractly. In the number and quality of paintings from this period, the book parallels Guston’s important 1966 survey exhibition held at the Jewish Museum in New York, a half century ago. As its title suggests, this volume offers an intimate look at Guston’s unique relationship to painting and the process by which his work evolved. The publication also includes an expanded chronology on the artist, which includes archival material, historic installation views, plus conversations with Guston and texts by him. Philip Guston: Painter concludes with a section of 50 of Guston’s “pure” drawings from the late ‘60s.