Catalogue Raisonné

P75.047

Blue Light, 1975
Oil on canvas
73 x 80½ in.
185.4 x 204.5 cm
Signed front lower center: Philip Guston
Provenance
Collection SFMOMA, Purchase through the Helen Crocker Russell and William H. and Ethel W. Crocker Family Funds, the Mrs. Ferdinand C. Smith Fund, and the Paul L. Wattis Special Fund
Exhibitions
David McKee Gallery, New York, NY, "Philip Guston Paintings 1975", March 06, 1976 - April 10, 1976 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, Philip Guston: New Works in San Francisco, December 21, 1978 - January 21, 1979 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, "Philip Guston, Retrospective 1930 - 1979", May 15, 1980 - June 29, 1980  Travelled to:
Whitechapel Gallery, London, England, "Philip Guston: Paintings 1969 - 1980", October 13, 1982 - December 12, 1982  Travelled to:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, "From Matisse to Diebenkorn: Selections from the Collection of Painting and Sculpture", January 18, 1995 - August 10, 1995
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, "Art of Four Decades: 1958 - 1998", June 05, 1998 - July 19, 1998
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, "Matisse and Beyond: The Painting and Sculpture Collection", January 10, 2001 - March 2003
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, "Philip Guston Retrospective", June 28, 2003 - September 27, 2003 
Royal Academy of Arts, London, England, "Philip Guston Retrospective", January 24, 2004 - April 12, 2004 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, "Matisse and Beyond: The Painting and Sculpture Collection", July 15, 2004 - October 18, 2004
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, "Matisse and Beyond: The Painting and Sculpture Collection", July 14, 2006 - September 25, 2007
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, "75 Years of Looking Forward: Focus on Artists", September 29, 2009 - February 23, 2011
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, "Focus on Artists: Selections from the Collection", October 22, 2009 - May 23, 2010
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, "Selected Histories: 20th-Century Art from the SFMOMA Collection", February 25, 2011 - October 19, 2011
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA, "Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art", June 28, 2013 - October 27, 2013
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy, "Philip Guston and the Poets", May 10, 2017 - September 03, 2017 
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Philip Guston Paintings 1975. Exh. cat. New York: David McKee Gallery, 1976, cat. no. 1, illus. in color on cover
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