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Denver Downtown. "Museum To Show Guston Retrospect." March 1981.
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Clurman, Irene. "A Little Bit of Guston Goes Long, Long Way." Rocky Mountain News (Denver), March 13, 1981, section Center, p. 14C.
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Schjeldahl, Peter. "Self-Abuse on Parade." Village Voice, July 15–21, 1981, section Art, p. 72.
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