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Philip Guston

Gulf, 1983

Lithograph
32 × 42 1/2 in
81.3 × 108 cm
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Krakow Witkin Gallery
Boston
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One-color lithograph on Arches Cover White paper with deckled edge
Edition of 36

One-color lithograph on Arches Cover White paper with deckled edge
Edition of 36

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Numbered lower left, publisher's stamp on reverse
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Barbara Krakow Gallery
Philip Guston
American, 1913–1980
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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; and disembodied limbs. Seemingly mundane objects, such as bare light bulbs, shoes, cigarettes, and bricks were also imbued with personal meaning. A muralist with the government-funded Federal Art Project in the 1930s, an Abstract Expressionist in the 1950s and ‘60s, and a figurative painter in the last decades of his life, Guston is regarded as a leading figure in the creation of a new style of painting known as Neo-Expressionism.

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One-color lithograph on Arches Cover White paper with deckled edge
Edition of 36

One-color lithograph on Arches Cover White paper with deckled edge
Edition of 36

Signature
Numbered lower left, publisher's stamp on reverse
Image rights
Barbara Krakow Gallery
Philip Guston
American, 1913–1980
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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; and disembodied limbs. Seemingly mundane objects, such as bare light bulbs, shoes, cigarettes, and bricks were also imbued with personal meaning. A muralist with the government-funded Federal Art Project in the 1930s, an Abstract Expressionist in the 1950s and ‘60s, and a figurative painter in the last decades of his life, Guston is regarded as a leading figure in the creation of a new style of painting known as Neo-Expressionism.

Philip Guston

Gulf, 1983

Lithograph
32 × 42 1/2 in
81.3 × 108 cm
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location
Boston
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