Catalogue Raisonné


The Ladder, 1978
Oil on canvas
70 x 108 in.
177.8 x 274.3 cm
Signed front lower right: Philip Guston
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Edward R. Broida, 2005.142.17
Edward R. Broida
David McKee Gallery, New York, NY, "Philip Guston: Paintings 1978-1979", October 06, 1979 - November 10, 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:
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, "Philip Guston: The Late Works", August 17, 1984 - September 16, 1984  Travelled to:
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, "Philip Guston: Retrospectiva de Pintura", March 01, 1989 - May 08, 1989  Travelled to:
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, "Founders and Heirs of the New York School", January 25, 1997 - March 16, 1997 Travelled to:
Musee National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, "Philip Guston Peintures 1947 - 1979", September 13, 2000 - December 04, 2000 
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, "Philip Guston Retrospective", March 30, 2003 - June 08, 2003  Travelled to:
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., "Selections from the Collection of Edward R. Broida", August 24, 2006 - November 12, 2006
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., "In the Tower: Philip Guston", February 01, 2009 - September 13, 2009 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA, "Philip Guston Now", May 01, 2022 - September 11, 2022 
Dawson, Fielding. "Fielding Dawson On Philip Guston At David McKee Gallery, New York Oct. 6–Nov. 11, 1979." [Publication unknown], [Date unknown], p. 10, illus. and mentioned in text
Rickey, Carrie. "What Becomes a Legend Most?" Village Voice, October 22, 1979, p. 91, mentioned in text, not illus.
Ashton, Dore. "A Response to Philip Guston's New Paintings." Arts Magazine, December 1979, pp. 130–31, illus. in color p. 131 and mentioned in text p. 130
Philip Guston Paintings 1978–1979. Exh. cat. New York: David McKee Gallery, 1979, cat. no. 4, illus. in color, listed as "Ladder"
Rickey, Carrie. "Philip Guston, David McKee Gallery." Artforum, January 1980, p. 69, illus. in b&w and mentioned in text
French-Frazier, Nina. "Philip Guston." Art International, January/February 1980, illus. in b&w
Burkhart, Dorothy. "Two Artists Who Continue to Surprise Their Audience." Mercury News (San Jose), May 25, 1980, illus.
Curtis, Cathy. "Philip Guston: The Continuity of Change." Artweek, June 7, 1980, illus. on back page
Toucatt, Ralph. "Metamorphosis: The Art of Philip Guston." The Threepenny Review, Fall 1980, p. 24, mentioned in text, not illus.
Rickey, Carrie. "Gust, Gusto, Guston." Artforum, October 1980, pp. 32–39, illus. in color p. 35 and mentioned in text p. 39
Brach, Paul. "Looking at Guston." Art in America, November 1980, pp. 96–101, illus. in color p. 100
Artner, Alan G. "At MCA, Philip Guston is Getting the Last Laugh." Chicago Tribune, November 30, 1980, section Arts & Books, illus. in b&w
Philip Guston. Exh. cat. New York: George Braziller, 1980, cat. no. 92, illus. in color plate 81 p. 123
Ratcliff, Carter. "The Mastery of Philip Guston." Saturday Review, January 1981, pp. 81–83, mentioned in text p. 83, not illus.
Grant, Daniel. "Philip Guston, Rebel Painter in Retrospect." Newsday, July 12, 1981, section Part II, pp. 17-18, illus. in b&w p. 17
Larson, Kay. "Painting From Ground Zero." New York, July 20, 1981, pp. 58–59, illus. in color p. 58 and mentioned in text pp. 58-59
Roud, Richard. "Art of U.S. Imperialism?" Guardian, November 16, 1981, p. 11, illus. in b&w
Ashton, Dore. "Philip Guston: Different Subjects." Flash Art, December 1981–January 1982, pp. 20–25, illus. in b&w p. 22
Nicholas Serota, ed. Philip Guston: Paintings 1969–1980. Exh. cat. London: Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1982, cat. no. 30, illus. in color p. 40 (unpaginated), shown as "The Ladder"
Ashton, Dore. American Art Since 1945. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982, no. 107 illus. in color p. 164
Moyse, Carol. "Junk That Shocked the Art World." Herald, August 23, 1984, illus. p. 28
Cramer, Sue. "Guston's Heroic Calm in the Face of the Last Gasp of Modernism." Age (Melbourne), September 5, 1984, mentioned in text, not illus.
Philip Guston: The Late Works. Exh. cat. Melbourne: The National Gallery of Victoria, 1984, cat. no. 29, illus. in color p. 44 and illus. in b&w p. 19 and mentioned in text pp. 19-20. Listed as "The Ladder" in checklist but "Ladder" as b&w illus.
Storr, Robert. Philip Guston. New York: Abbeville Modern Masters, 1986, illus. in color no. 93 p. 88, listed as "Ladder" and mentioned in text p. 87
Zaller, Robert. "Philip Guston and the Crisis of the Image." Critical Inquiry 14, no. 1 (1987): pp. 69–94, mentioned p. 88 in footnote 13 as "Ladder," not illus.
Degener, Patricia. "Retrospective of Philip Guston's Paintings Shows 'A Life Lived.'" St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 10, 1989, p. 4C, mentioned in text, not illus.
Philip Guston: Retrospectiva de Pintura. Exh. cat. Essays by Mark Rosenthal, Robert Storr, Carrie Rickey, Francisco Calvo Serraller, and Dore Ashton. Madrid: Ministerio de Cultura, Dirección General de Bellas Artes y Archivos, Centro Nacional de Exposiciones, 1989, cat. no. 60, illus. in color p. 136, listed as "Ladder"
Ashton, Dore. A Critical Study of Philip Guston. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990, mentioned in text p. 189, not illus.
Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1995, illus. in color fig. 29-50 and mentioned in text p. 1142
Ottinger, Didier. Philip Guston (1913–1980) Oeuvres Sur Papier 1975–1980. Exh. cat. Les Sables d'Olonne: Musée de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix des Sables d'Olonne, France, 1995, illus. in color no page # (not in exhibition)
Picasso, Guston, Miro, de Kooning: In vollkommener Freiheit. Exh. cat. Bremen: Neues Museum Weserberg Bremen, 1996, illus. in b&w p. 85 and mentioned in text p. 84
Founders and Heirs of the New York School. Exh. cat. Tokyo: Yomiuri Shimbun, 1997, cat. no. 58, illus. in color p. 120
Feld, Ross. Guston in Time: Remembering Philip Guston. New York: Counterpoint, 2003, illus. in b&w (no page #) and mentioned in text pp. 86-87
Feld, Ross. Erinnerungen an Philip Guston Mit dem Briefwechsel zwischen Feld und Guston. Kippenheim-Schmieheim: Verlag Kurt Liebig, 2003, illus. in color p. 95 (as "Ladder")
Auping, Michael. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Philip Guston Retrospective. Exh. cat. London: Thames & Hudson, 2003, illus. in color Plate 117, unpaginated, shown as "Ladder" and mentioned in text p. 61 (Andrew Graham-Dixon essay), listed as "Ladder"
Selections from the Collection of Edward R. Broida. Exh. cat. Washington D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2006, Unnumbered brochure, fig. e
Bucklow, Christopher. What Is in the Dwat: The Universe of Guston's Final Decade. Grasmere, England: Wordsworth Trust, 2007, illus. in color pp. 158-159 and mentioned in text pp. 148-149
Derges, Susan. Review of What is in the Dwat: The Universe of Guston's Final Decade, by Christopher Bucklow, Artesian 3 (2011), illus. in color pg. 40
Sayej, Nadja. "Race, resistance and revolution: what to expect from US art in 2020." Guardian, January 6, 2020. Online, illus. in color
Cascone, Sarah. "The Postponed Philip Guston Show Will Now Open in 2022 With New Contributions From Artists and Historians." artnet News, November 5, 2020. Online, illus. in color
Monopol (Berlin). "Start 2022: Umstrittene Philip-Guston-Schau startet nun doch früher." November 6, 2020. Online, illus. in color
Cooper, Harry, Mark Godfrey, Alison de Lima Greene, and Kate Nesin. Philip Guston Now. Exh. cat. Washington D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2020, illus. in color Plate 165 p. 161 and mentioned in text pp. 10 and 126
Storr, Robert. Philip Guston: A Life Spent Painting. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2020, No. 227 illus. in color p. 213 and mentioned in text p. 209
Mayer, Musa. Philip Guston. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2021, illus. in color p. 100 and mentioned in text p. 101
artnet News. "Art Industry News: That Highly Controversial Philip Guston Exhibition Will Now Finally See the Light of Day + Other Stories." April 26, 2022. Online, illus. in color
Bowen, Jared. 'Philip Guston Now' portrays art of controversial and confrontational painter. Washington D.C.: PBS News Hour, May 12, 2022. Video, illus. in color as part of an installation photo