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Philip Guston; with a Lecture Given By Philip Guston at the University of Minnesota in March 1978

McKee, Renee;(editor)

ISBN 10: 0954289269 / ISBN 13: 9780954289263
Published by Timothy Taylor Gallery, 2004
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A nice beige paper cover book with color illustrations. A few light smudge marks on back.slight tear on top edge. mild edgewear on fore edge. Interior is like new. Bookseller Inventory # 7271

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Title: Philip Guston; with a Lecture Given By ...

Publisher: Timothy Taylor Gallery

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Fine

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Philip Guston and the Poets explores the artist’s oeuvre in relation to critical literary interpretation.

The book draws parallels between humanist themes reflected in both Guston’s paintings and drawings as well as in the language and prose discerned in five of the 20th century’s most prominent literary figures: D.H. Lawrence, W.B. Yeats, Wallace Stevens, Eugenio Montale and T.S. Eliot. The enormous influence that Italy itself had upon Guston and his work is also examined.

Spanning a 36-year period, Philip Guston and the Poets features approximately 60 major paintings and 25 prominent drawings dating from 1944 through 1980, the last of which were created in the final year of Guston’s life. The monograph also includes an extensive essay from Kosme de Barañano, an internationally respected art historian and Guston scholar.

A contemporary of Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston (1913–80) first came to fame as an Abstract Expressionist. He began reintroducing figurative elements―clumsy hands, cigarettes, light bulbs―into his work in the late 1960s. These late paintings were first exhibited, to savage critical reception, in 1970.

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simultaneously beautiful, horrific, silly, and even holy (Cara Ober Hyperallergic)

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