Philip Guston, ‘Studio Corner’, 1979-80, Skinner

Edition of 50, published in 1981 by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (NGA/Gemini, 21.8).

Image size 29 x 39.25 in. (73.5 x 99.5 cm), framed.

Condition: Full sheet with deckled edges, gentle rippling, floated within the frame, not examined out of frame.
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Signature: Signed and dated "Philip Guston '80" in pencil l.r., titled and numbered "...48/50" in pencil l.l., publisher's and copyright dry stamps l.r.

About Philip Guston

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.

American, 1913-1980, Montreal, Canada, based in New York, New York