Philip Guston, ‘The Street’, 1970, Skinner

From the portfolio Ten Lithographs by Ten Artists, edition of 120, published in 1971 by Shorewood-Bank Street Atelier, New York, for the Skowhegan School, Skowhegan, Maine, printed by Bank Street Atelier, New York.

Image size 20 x 26.25 in. (50.6 x 66.5 cm), framed.

Condition: Full sheet with deckled edges, minor wear/crimping within some deckles, floated within the frame, soft (unpressed) creases to upper margin, pencil annotation to verso, thin spot to verso near edge.
The sheet measures 22 1/2 x 30 1/8 in. The thinned spot is slightly larger than a quarter and is near the edge of the left margin from the face.
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Signature: Signed and dated "Philip Guston '70" in pencil l.r., numbered "90/120" in pencil l.l.

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