Philip Guston

Singularities

7 June – 7 September 2024

Zurich, Limmatstrasse

Opening during Zurich Art Weekend 2024, an exhibition of late figurative Philip Guston paintings dated between 1968 and 1979 will be on view at the gallery’s second floor Limmatstrasse space. Curated in collaboration with Musa Mayer, the artist’s daughter and president of The Guston Foundation, the exhibition explores the liberated motifs and instinctual forms that emerged in Guston’s late works, as they continued to evolve until his death in 1980. When the late work was first shown at the Marlborough Gallery in 1970, critics denounced Guston’s dramatic shift from abstraction toward dark, cartoon-like imagery. Today, the paintings of Guston’s last years are considered milestones of modern art. Well-known paintings will be featured alongside never-before exhibited works. This exhibition in Zurich follows the major retrospective ‘Philip Guston’ at the Tate Modern which closed in February 2024.

Image: Philip Guston, Feet on Rug (detail), 1978 © The Estate of Philip Guston. Photo: Christopher Burke

Selected images

About the Artist

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...

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