Philip Guston, Painter’s Forms, 1972 © The Estate of Philip Guston. Photo: Christopher Burke

Exhibition Walkthrough: ‘Philip Guston. Singularities’

  • Sat 8 June 2024
  • 4 – 4.30 pm

On the occasion of the exhibition ‘Philip Guston: Singularities’ in Zurich, join us for a guided tour with Musa Mayer, the artist’s daughter and president of The Guston Foundation, who curated this presentation in collaboration with Hauser & Wirth.

On view at the gallery’s second floor space, the exhibition of the late artist features paintings dated between 1968 and 1979. The exhibition explores the liberated motifs and instinctual forms that emerged in Guston’s late works, indicating a dramatic shift from abstraction toward dark, cartoon-like imagery.

Coinciding with Zurich Art Weekend, this event is public and registration is not required.

The tour will be held in English.

Please join us beforehand for the guided tour of ‘Nairy Baghramian. Modèle Vivant (Se ployant)’ from 3.30 pm – 4 pm.

About Philip Guston
Philip Guston (1913 – 1980) is one of the great luminaries of twentieth-century art. His commitment to producing work from genuine emotion and lived experience ensures its enduring impact. Guston’s legendary career spanned a half century, from 1930 to 1980. His paintings—particularly the liberated and instinctual forms of his late work—continue to exert a powerful influence on younger generations of contemporary painters.

About Musa Mayer
Musa Mayer
’s first book, ‘Night Studio, A Memoir of Philip Guston,’ was first published in 1988, with a new edition in 2023. In 2015, Musa retired from a 25 career as a cancer advocate to focus full time on her father’s legacy, working with Hauser & Wirth to curate Guston exhibitions in New York, London, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. Among other books and catalogues, a monograph she edited on the Nixon drawings won an international art prize in 2017.

In addition to managing the Guston estate, Musa is President of The Guston Foundation, whose legacy projects include the website, built around a 50-year chronology of Guston’s career and the catalogues raisonné of his paintings, drawings, and archives that detail all exhibitions, bibliography and holdings in museum collections around the world. Last year, Musa promised her extensive personal collection of her father’s work to the Metropolitan Museum of Art when the new Modern and Contemporary Wing opens at the end of the decade.

Please be advised that photographs or videos may be taken at this event for use on the Hauser & Wirth website, social media and in other marketing materials.