This year, Tate Modern in London presents a groundbreaking exhibition on one of the most remarkable artists of the twentieth century: Philip Guston (1913-1980). The exhibition is the first major retrospective of the artist’s work in the UK for 20 years and includes more than 100 paintings and drawings from across Guston’s 50-year career.
It offers new insights into the artist’s formative early years and activism, his celebrated period of abstraction, and his Th0Ught-provoking late work. With a gaze heavily influenced by his experiences of personal tragedy and social injustice in the US, the exhibition traces the restlessness of an artist who defied categorisation and never stopped pushing the boundaries of painting. …
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Fig. above: Philip Guston, The Line, 1978. Oil paint on canvas, 180.3 x 186.1 cm. Promised gift of Musa Guston Mayer to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York © The Estate of Philip Guston, courtesy Hauser & Wirth