PHILIP GUSTON (1913-1980)
PHILIP GUSTON (1913-1980)
PHILIP GUSTON (1913-1980)
PHILIP GUSTON (1913-1980)
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PHILIP GUSTON (1913-1980)

Sleeper III

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PHILIP GUSTON (1913-1980)
Sleeper III
signed 'Philip Guston' (lower left); signed again, titled and dated 'PHILIP GUSTON "SLEEPER III" 1960' (on the reverse)
oil on illustration board mounted on Masonite
29 7⁄8 x 39 7⁄8 in. (75.9 x 101.3 cm.)
Painted in 1960.
Provenance
Mr. and Mrs. Carlo M. Grossman, New York
Lynn and Allen Turner, Chicago
Private collection, London
Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 14 May 2008, lot 213
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Literature
R. M. Coates, "The Art Galleries: Experiments," The New Yorker, 25 February 1961, p. 93.
D. Ashton, "Philip Guston," mETRO, no. 3, 1961, p. 39, no. 6 (illustrated).
The Guston Foundation, The Philip Guston Catalogue Raisonné, digital, ongoing, no. P60.006 (illustrated).
Exhibited
New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, New Paintings by Philip Guston, February-March 1961.
New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum; London, Whitechapel Gallery; Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Philip Guston, May 1962-June 1963, no. 76.
London, Timothy Taylor Gallery, Content is a Glimpse: Philip Guston, Guillermo Kuitca, Willem de Kooning, Jessica Stockholder, Jonathan Lasker, Sean Scully, Juan Usle, November-December 2001.
London, Timothy Taylor Gallery, Philip Guston: Objects, February-March 2006, n.p. (illustrated).

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Lot Essay

"...color remains his strong point, for it is almost always handled with a fine mixture of audacity and taste."
—R. M. Coates, "The Art Galleries: Experiments," The New Yorker, 25 February 1961, p. 93

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