Philip Guston

American, 1913-1980

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Philip Guston

American, 1913-1980

3,071 followers

Best known for his cartoonish paintings and drawings from the late 1960s onwards, Philip Guston …

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Best known for his cartoonish paintings and drawings from the late 1960s onwards, Philip Guston audaciously returned to figuration at the height of Abstract Expressionism. Guston created a lively cast of characters rendered in bold brushwork—sinister, hooded figures reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan; cyclopean heads; …

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Blue chip
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
High auction record
$26m, Christie's, 2013
Solo show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 11 more
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 3 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 5 more
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