Philip Guston, Tears, 1977, Oil on canvas, 172.7 x 290.8 cm / 68 x 114 1/2, Private Collection © The Estate of Philip Guston. Photo: Thomas Barratt

Philip Guston: On Edge

  • Fri 10 September 2021
  • 10 am

On the occasion of ‘Philip Guston, 1969-1979’ at our Chelsea gallery at 542 West 22nd Street, an influential group of academics, visual artists, and visionaries gathered at the SVA Theatre on 10 Sep 2021 for a special live streamed symposium to celebrate and discuss the work, life, and legacy of Philip Guston, one of the most significant painters of the twentieth century.

The artistic liberation Guston maintained throughout his career in the face of criticism served as inspiration for our symposium, which featured a combination of panels, scholarly lectures, and individual artist responses that offered valuable insights and new analyses into the artist and his practice.

We invite you to revisit the symposium at our YouTube channel where you can view the day's panels and artist responses in full.

William Kentridge responds to Philip Guston's 1969 work, 'The Studio'

Trenton Doyle Hancock's artist response

Charles Gaines discusses Philip Guston's paintings

Rachel Rossin Artist Response

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