Sun 22 Sep 2019, 6 pm
On the occasion of the exhibition and accompanying publication, Hauser & Wirth will host a reading with Musa Mayer, curator of the exhibition and daughter of the artist. She will read selections from her new book ‘Resilience: Philip Guston in 1971’ from Hauser & Wirth Publishers. The reading will offer an intimate view of Philip Guston’s state of mind during 1971 — a year defined by the artist’s creative reinvention and resilience following the scathing reviews of his new work first exhibited at Marlborough Gallery in October 1970. A book signing will follow the reading, and copies of ‘Resilience: Philip Guston in 1971’ will be available for purchase.
This event is free, however, reservations are recommended. Click here to register.
About Musa Mayer
Musa Mayer’s first book about her father, a memoir entitled ‘Night Studio’, was published in 1988 by Alfred A. Knopf and republished in a new edition in 2016 when Hauser & Wirth took over the representation of the Estate of Philip Guston from the McKee Gallery. Since Musa’s retirement from a twenty-five-year career as an acclaimed research and patient advocate for people living with advanced breast cancer, she has curated two exhibitions of Guston’s satirical Nixon drawings in New York and London, as well as a survey exhibition in Hong Kong. ‘Resilience’ is her third book with Hauser & Wirth Publishers. The second, ‘Philip Guston: Nixon Drawings 1971 and 1975,’ coauthored with Debra Bricker Balken, was awarded the FILAF d’Or international prize as the best international art book of 2017. Besides managing the Estate of Philip Guston, Musa is President of The Guston Foundation. Current Foundation projects include the website PhilipGuston.org, built around a Catalogue Raisonné of the paintings, and collaboration in the upcoming retrospective, ‘Philip Guston Now’, due to open in June 2020 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, that will travel to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Tate Modern in London, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Musa lives in New York city, with her husband, Tom.