Catalogue Raisonné

P51.003

White Painting I, 1951
Oil on canvas
57⅞ x 61⅞ in.
147.0 x 157.2 cm
Unsigned, undated
Provenance
Collection SFMOMA, T. B. Walker Foundation Fund purchase
Private Collection
Exhibitions
Peridot Gallery, New York, NY, "Paintings 1948-1951 by Philip Guston", January 02, 1952 - January 26, 1952 
University Galleries, University of Nebraska, Morrill Hall, Lincoln, NE, "Nebraska Art Association Sixty-Second Annual Exhibition", March 02, 1952 - March 30, 1952
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "Philip Guston", May 03, 1962 - July 01, 1962  Travelled to:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, "New York School The First Generation Paintings of the 1940s and 1950s", June 18, 1965 - August 01, 1965
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA, "[Unknown Title]", May 22, 1971 - August 1971
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:
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA, "Philip Guston: Working Through the Forties", January 25, 1997 - March 16, 1997  Travelled to:
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany, "Philip Guston: Gemälde 1947 - 1979", September 02, 1999 - November 01, 1999  Travelled to:
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, "Philip Guston Retrospective", March 30, 2003 - June 08, 2003  Travelled to:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, "Matisse and Beyond: The Painting and Sculpture Collection", April 16, 2004 - September 02, 2009
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", September 05, 2012 - June 02, 2013
Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY, "Nothing and Everything: Seven Artists, 1947-1962", February 02, 2017 - April 01, 2017
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Philip Guston: Working Through the Forties. Exh. cat. Iowa City: University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1997, Paintings cat. no. 16, illus. in color p. 36
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