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02 Mar 2018
’Philip Guston: A Life Lived’, Michael Blackwood Productions, 1980
© 2018 Michael Blackwood Productions

Philip Guston in his Woodstock studio, 1980

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.

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