Catalogue Raisonné

P55.004

For M., 1955
Oil on canvas
76⅜ x 72¼ in.
194.0 x 183.5 cm
Signed front lower left: Philip Guston
Provenance
Collection SFMOMA, Anonymous gift, Los Angeles
Private Collection, Los Angeles
Mr. Sander L. Feldman, Philadelphia
Exhibitions
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY, "Recent Paintings Philip Guston", February 06, 1956 - March 03, 1956 
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "12 Americans", May 29, 1956 - September 09, 1956
Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, "The 1958 Pittsburgh Bicentennial International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture", December 05, 1958 - February 08, 1959
Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany, "II. documenta '59, Kunst Nach 1945", July 11, 1959 - October 11, 1959
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "Philip Guston", May 03, 1962 - July 01, 1962  Travelled to:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, "New York Painting and Sculpture 1940-1970", October 18, 1969 - February 01, 1970
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA, "A Look at New York", June 12, 1973 - July 22, 1973
Boise Gallery of Art, Boise, ID, "American Abstracts: 1948-1965", September 11, 1976 - October 22, 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:
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA, "California Collects: Important Works from the Permanent Collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art", December 17, 1981 - February 14, 1982
Museum Ludwig, Köln, Germany, "Europa/Amerika: Die Geschichte einer Kunstlerischen Faszination seit 1940", September 06, 1986 - November 30, 1986
Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany, "Stationen der Moderne", September 25, 1988 - January 08, 1989
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, "Philip Guston: Retrospectiva de Pintura", March 01, 1989 - May 08, 1989  Travelled to:
Lingotto Exhibition Spaces, Turin, Italy, "Arte Americana 1930-1970", January 11, 1992 - March 31, 1992
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, "From Matisse to Diebenkorn: Selections from the Collection of Painting and Sculpture", July 10, 1995 - August 29, 1996
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, "Matisse and Beyond: The Painting and Sculpture Collection", May 22, 1997 - August 21, 1999
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany, "Philip Guston: Gemälde 1947 - 1979", September 02, 1999 - November 01, 1999  Travelled to:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, "Points of Departure: Connecting with Contemporary Art", March 23, 2001 - October 28, 2001
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", February 22, 2008 - October 07, 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
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France, "Icônes américaines—Chefs-d’œuvre du SFMOMA et de la collection Fisher" (American Icons: Masterworks from SFMOMA and the Fisher Collection), April 08, 2015 - June 22, 2015 Travelled to:
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy, "Philip Guston and the Poets", May 10, 2017 - September 03, 2017 
Bibliography
Ashton, Dore. "Art: The Age of Lyricism" Arts & Architecture, March 1956, pp. 14–15, 43–44, illus. in b&w p. 15
Miller, Dorothy C., ed. 12 Americans. Exh. cat. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1956, unnumbered catalog, not illus.
The 1958 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture. Exh. cat. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Institute, 1958, cat. no. 192, not illus., listed as "Form"
II. documenta. Kunst nach 1945. Exh. cat. Cologne: Verlag M. DuMont Schauberg, 1959, Guston cat. no. 1, not illus.
Hunter, Sam, "Philip Guston," Art International, May 1962, pp. 62–67, mentioned in text p. 66, not illus.
Philip Guston. Exh. cat. New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1962, cat. no. 28, illus. in b&w p. 64, Private Collection, Los Angeles
Nordland, Gerald. "Review at Mid-Life." Frontier, July 1963, pp. 23–25, mentioned in text p. 25, not illus.
Yates, Peter. "Philip Guston at the County Museum." Arts & Architecture, September 1963, pp. 4–5, 31–32, illus. in b&w pg. 5
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Albright, Thomas. "Philip Guston: 'It's a Strange Thing to Be Immersed in the Culture of Painting...'" ARTnews, September 1980, pp. 114–16, illus. in color p. 115 (unpaginated)
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Brandenburg, John. "Seeing Guston's Art Requires a 'Leap' to Dallas." Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK), December 24, 1989, section Travel & Entertainment, p. 4, mentioned in text, not illus., incorrectly listed as being from the mid-1940s
Conover, Kirsten A. "Philip Guston: an Artist Who Dared Draw Things You Can Recognize." Christian Science Monitor, December 27, 1989, section Art, 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. 13, illus. in color p. 44
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Haase, Amine. "Die Gewalt der lesbaren Bilder: Spektakulär Deutschland-Premiere des amerikanischen Malers Philip Guston." Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger (Cologne), September 2, 1999, mentioned in text, not illus.
Schreier, Christoph, Michael Auping, and Martin Hentschel. Philip Guston: Gemalde 1947–1979. Exh. cat. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 1999, unnumbered catalog, illus. in color p. 71, shown in Bonn and Stuttgart
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Ottinger, Didier, and Philip Roth. Philip Guston: Peintures 1947–1979. Exh. cat. Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 2000, illus. in color p. 54
Baker, Kenneth. "Philip Guston's Magnificent Conflicts Yielded Great Controversy. And Some Great Paintings as Well Says Kenneth Baker." San Francisco Chronicle, June 28, 2003, section DateBook, pp. D1, D10, illus. in color p. D10 and mentioned in text p. D1
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Baker, Kenneth. "Shock of the New: Embracing Guston's Late Work at SFMOMA." San Francisco Chronicle, August 10, 2003, section Datebook, pp. 9–10, mentioned in text p. 10, not illus.
Nichols, Tucker. "'Philip Guston Made Me Do It.' Philip Guston Retrospective, SFMOMA June 28–September 28, 2003." Stretcher, September 2, 2003. Online, illus. in color and mentioned in text
Anfam, David. "Eye to Eye with Philip Guston." RA Magazine, Winter 2003, pp. 34–38, illus. in color p. 36
Feld, Ross. Guston in Time: Remembering Philip Guston. New York: Counterpoint, 2003, illus. in b&w (no page #)
Auping, Michael. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Philip Guston Retrospective. Exh. cat. London: Thames & Hudson, 2003, illus. in color Plate 38, unpaginated (but would be p. 137) and mentioned in text p. 46
Feld, Ross. Erinnerungen an Philip Guston Mit dem Briefwechsel zwischen Feld und Guston. Kippenheim-Schmieheim: Verlag Kurt Liebig, 2003, illus. in color p. 31
O'Hagan, Sean. "An Everyday Genius. Philip Roth's Friend, the Artist Philip Guston, Was a Star of the Sixties Who Risked His Reputation to Pursue a New Creative Vision. Now, 30 Years On, He Is Back in Vogue with a Retrospective at the RA." Observer Review (London), January 11, 2004, illus. in color p. 5
Searle, Adrian. "The Devil Inside: Philip Guston Was a Smoking, Boozing, Pill-Popping, Anxiety-Ridden Work-Obsessive. And It's All There in His Astonishing Work, Says Adrian Searle." Guardian, January 20, 2004, pp. 12–13, illus. in color p. 13
Philip Guston: Odd Man Out. BBC Four, January 28, 2004. Television, illus. in color
McKenzie, Dr. Janet. "The Art of Philip Guston: 1913–1980." Studio International, March 5, 2004, illus. in color online
The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860–1989. Exh. cat. New York: The Solomon Guggenheim Foundation, 2009, illus. in color plate 62, p. 173
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Monet y la Abstraccion. Exh. cat. Madrid: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, 2010, illus. in color p. 35
Coolidge, Clark, ed. Philip Guston: Collected Writings, Lectures, and Conversations. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011, mentioned in text p. 297, not illus.
Miller, Peter Benson, ed. Go Figure! New Perspectives on Guston. New York: American Academy in Rome; New York Review of Books, 2014, illus. in color Fig. 33 p. 90 (unpaginated). Also mentioned in text p. 91
Icônes américaines—Chefs-d'œuvre du SFMOMA et de la collection Fisher. Exh. cat. Paris: Editions de la Reunion des Musées Nationaux, 2015, cat. no. 17 illus. in color p. 70
Di Martino, Enzo. "Sorprendente Guston all'Accademia." Il Gazzettino (Rome), May 9, 2017, mentioned in text, not illus.
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Stremmel, Kerstin. "Seine Radikalität war schuld." Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Zurich), July 7, 2017, illus. in color as part of a slideshow
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