Philip Guston in his Woodstock studio, 1980

2 March 2018

An excerpt from the documentary ’Philip Guston: A Life Lived’

Late in life, Guston looks back over a career that originated in social realism during the 1930s, moved to the center of Abstract Expressionism, and culminated in a return to figuration. Filmed at his retrospective in San Francisco in 1980 and at his Woodstock studio where he is seen painting. The artist speaks candidly about his philosophy of painting and the psychological motivation for his work.