Catalogue Raisonné


Halloween Party, 1942
Oil on canvas
24 x 16 in.
61.0 x 40.6 cm
Signed and dated front lower left: Philip Guston/ 1942
Myron Kunin Collection of American Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Auction: Butterfield, Butterfield & Dunning, San Francisco, October 26, 1999, Lot 1051
Private Collection
Collection Mr. Paul Engle
Midtown Gallery, New York, NY, "Small Paintings for the Home", circa October 1943
Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA, "Paintings and Drawings by Philip Guston", March 05, 1944 - March 19, 1944 
Midtown Gallery, New York, NY, "Philip Guston", January 15, 1945 - February 10, 1945 
University of Iowa Art Department, Iowa City, IA, "Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, Prints from Twenty-Three Iowa Collections", May 09, 1961 - August 06, 1961
Musee d'art Moderne Lille Metropole, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France, "Mexique-Europe, Allers-Retours, 1910-1960", September 2004 - January 2005
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, "Villa America - American Moderns - 1900-1950", June 04, 2005 - October 02, 2005 Travelled to:
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, "After Many Springs: Regionalism, Modernism & the Midwest", January 30, 2009 - May 17, 2009
ARTnews. "The Passing Shows." October 1, 1943, p. 29, illus., listed as "Christmas Party"
Daily Iowan. "Prof. Philip Guston's Paintings of Army, Navy on Display." March 5, 1944, p. 3, mentioned in text, not illus.
Paintings and Drawings by Philip Guston. Exh. cat. Iowa City: State University of Iowa, 1944, cat. no. 19, not illus.
Breuning, Margaret. "Philip Guston Impresses in New York Debut." Art Digest, January 15, 1945, p. 12, mentioned in text, not illus.
Philip Guston. Exh. cat. New York: Midtown Galleries, 1945, cat. no. 7, not illus., Collection Mr. Paul Engle
Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, Prints from Twenty-Three Iowa Collections. Exh. cat. Iowa City: University of Iowa, 1961, cat. no. 13, illus. in b&w p. 16. Listed as "Halloween"
Shapiro, Michael Edward. "Philip Guston: The War Years." Print Collector's Newsletter, September–October 1994, mentioned in text p. 128, not illus.
Mexique-Europe, Allers-Retours, 1910–1960. Exh. cat. Paris: Editions Cercle d'Art, 2004, p. 48, fig. 53
Armstrong, Elizabeth. Villa America: American Moderns, 1900–1950. Exh. cat. Newport Beach: Orange County Museum of Art, 2005, Fig. 58, illus. in color p. 101 and illus. in color no. 31 p. 129
Walworth, Catherine. "Arts Becoming Modern." San Antonio Current, March 29, 2006. Online, mentioned in text, not illus.
Balken, Debra Bricker. After Many Springs: Regionalism, Modernism and the Midwest. Exh. cat. Des Moines: Des Moines Art Center, 2009, illus. in color plate 55 p. 187 and mentioned in text p. 178
Thomas, Dylan. "A Monster of a Collection: Guillermo del Toro's Amazing, Colossal Obsessions." Southwest Journal, March 7, 2017. Online, mentioned in text, not illus.