Installation view, ‘Philip Guston. A Painter’s Forms, 1950 – 1979’, Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong, 2018. Photo: Vincent Tsang

Philip Guston in Hong Kong 360º Tour

5 June 2018

On Tuesday 29 May, Hauser & Wirth opened it's second exhibition at the gallery’s Hong Kong outpost. ‘Philip Guston. A Painter’s Forms, 1950 – 1979’, curated by the artist’s daughter Musa Mayer, consists of almost 50 paintings and drawings from the last three decades of the artist’s life, surveying Guston’s major developments during his highly experimental career.

On view through 25 August, the works span the artist’s much lauded abstract paintings and chart his transition into pioneering figuration. Structured loosely by chronology, the exhibition begins on the 16th floor with abstract paintings and a section marking the breakthrough into his distinctive late figurative style. The show continues on the 15th floor with major late works positioned alongside a survey of his drawings.