Philip Guston
1969 – 1979

Tue – Sat, 10 am – 6 pm 9 Sep – 30 Oct 2021 New York, 22nd Street


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Beginning 9 September 2021, Hauser & Wirth New York will present ‘Philip Guston. 1969 – 1979,’ an exhibition focused on the breakthrough figuration that emerged in the final decade of the 20th century master’s career. Including paintings never before exhibited, the show brings together eighteen masterworks created after the artist turned away from abstraction to assert an unprecedented new figural language. While critics denounced his dramatic shift toward dark, cartoon-like imagery, the paintings of Guston’s last years are today considered milestones of modern art. They display not only great technical mastery, but uncompromising courage in directly addressing the injustices of American society. Made at the height of his creative life, the paintings on view attest to Guston’s enduring influence and astonishing relevance to contemporary artists and the public now.

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Fri 10 Sep 2021, 10:00
Philip Guston: On Edge
Recorded live at SVA Theatre in New York

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,…
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About the artist

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…

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