2 thoughts on “Where Is Philip Guston When We Need Him?

  1. You’re absolutely spot on with this–Guston on Trump would be a delight. FYI there’s a Guston gallery show here in NYC through Saturday that’s jaw dropping great–it chronicles 1957-67, a period when he moved from pure abstract expressionism towards his late figurative work. It’s way cool–you can really see it happening on the canvases. The catalog for the show, on first browse, looks solid.

    • Guston remains surprisingly controversial. One of my smartest fine-art friends thinks he went straight down the terlet with his turn toward Underground Comix realism. Argues he’s just beating you over the head with the emotions that were always present in the abstractions. Different (paint) strokes for different folks …

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