Guston became a witness to the 20th century’s darkest and foulest experiences without closing his eyes or turning away, and enabled us to see and reflect upon this brutality.
A Show Traces Philip Guston’s Impact on Contemporary Artists
A Thing for the Mind takes Philip Guston’s 1978 painting “Story” as a starting point to examine the myriad ways in which this piece has filtered into the work of other painters.
Philip Guston’s Unblinking Eye
I cannot think of another American artist who went as far as Guston did without a safety net.
In the Wake of Severe Criticism, Postponed Philip Guston Exhibition Moved to 2022
Last month, four museums announced that they would postpone the retrospective to 2024, citing the need to better contextualize KKK imagery in Guston’s work.
National Gallery of Art Director Discusses the Decision to Delay the Philip Guston Exhibition
I talked to Kaywin Feldman to ask why the museum chose to delay the show by the well-known American artist.
New Art Books for the New Season
An autumnal offering of Artemisia Gentileschi, Dorothea Tanning, Henri Matisse, and Guston galore, among much, much else.
Let Us Now Praise Humble Artists
In this time of self-isolation and social distancing, shouldn’t the art world consider celebrating artists who don’t require expensive materials or run up high production costs?
Learn More About Philip Guston’s Only Surviving Mural in California
A chance to visit the mural and listen to a discussion about this important but often overlooked moment in Guston’s career.
In Praise of Painting’s Ambiguity
The literalism of 1960s Formalism has been replaced by an insistence on the factual, which leaves little room for the imagination or for speculation.
MacDowell Colony Launched a Fellowship in the Name of Artist Musa McKim Guston
The new annual Fellowship, for an artist working in any discipline, was funded by a gift from the daughter of artists Philip Guston and Musa McKim Guston.
The Parallel Worlds of Philip Guston and Saul Steinberg
Guston and Steinberg are unclassifiable figures who satirized political figures, artists, poseurs, and American consumerism.
Philip Guston’s Echoes
One of the defining features of Guston’s last decade is a paradoxical faith in the elusiveness of truth.