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Philip Guston, ‘Untitled’, Christie's
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Philip Guston

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Philip Guston (1913-1980)

Untitled

signed and dated 'Philip Guston 1960' (lower edge)

ink …

Philip Guston (1913-1980)

Untitled

signed and dated 'Philip Guston 1960' (lower edge)

ink on paper

17 7/8 x 23 7/8 in. (45.4 x 60.6 cm.)

Drawn in 1960.

Signature
Signed and dated 'Philip Guston 1960' (lower edge)
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, ‘Untitled’, Christie's
Philip Guston, ‘Untitled’, Christie's
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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
C
Christie's

Philip Guston (1913-1980)

Untitled

signed and dated 'Philip Guston 1960' (lower edge)

ink …

Philip Guston (1913-1980)

Untitled

signed and dated 'Philip Guston 1960' (lower edge)

ink on paper

17 7/8 x 23 7/8 in. (45.4 x 60.6 cm.)

Drawn in 1960.

Signature
Signed and dated 'Philip Guston 1960' (lower edge)
Philip Guston
American, 1913–1980
Follow

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

Untitled

Ink on paper
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.