Guston’s Door (1981), meanwhile, is a different sort of funny. Sure, there’s a door in the lithograph, but there is also a massive jumble of a figure, legs in the air, twisting, holding onto metal manhole-like discs. Are we to look at the door in hope that someone will burst in and save this tragically misshapen beast? Or is it a red herring? Either way, Guston’s got you in an ironic bind.