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Philip Guston, ‘Sleeper III’, Christie's
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Philip Guston

Sleeper III

Oil on paperboard mounted on masonite
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Christie's

Philip Guston (1913-1980)

Sleeper III

signed, titled and dated 'PHILIP GUSTON "SLEEPER …

Philip Guston (1913-1980)

Sleeper III

signed, titled and dated 'PHILIP GUSTON "SLEEPER III" 1960' (on the reverse

oil on paperboard mounted on masonite

29 3/4 x 40 in. (75.5 x 101.6 cm.)

Painted in 1960.

Signature
Signed, titled and dated 'PHILIP GUSTON "SLEEPER III" 1960' (on the reverse
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, ‘Sleeper III’, Christie's
Philip Guston, ‘Sleeper III’, Christie's
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Philip Guston (1913-1980)

Sleeper III

signed, titled and dated 'PHILIP GUSTON "SLEEPER …

Philip Guston (1913-1980)

Sleeper III

signed, titled and dated 'PHILIP GUSTON "SLEEPER III" 1960' (on the reverse

oil on paperboard mounted on masonite

29 3/4 x 40 in. (75.5 x 101.6 cm.)

Painted in 1960.

Signature
Signed, titled and dated 'PHILIP GUSTON "SLEEPER III" 1960' (on the reverse
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

Sleeper III

Oil on paperboard mounted on masonite
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.