Catalogue Raisonné


Close-Up II, 1959
Oil on illustration board mounted on panel
23¼ x 29 in.
59.0 x 73.7 cm
Signed front lower right: Philip Guston; inscribed on reverse: PHILIP GUSTON/ "CLOSE-UP" II 1959/ 23 1/4 x 29
On loan to The Courtauld, Promised gift by Linda Karshan in memory of her husband, Howard Karshan
Howard Karshan
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY, "29 Recent Paintings by Philip Guston", December 28, 1959 - January 23, 1960 
Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, "Philip Guston, Franz Kline", April 03, 1961 - April 29, 1961 
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "Philip Guston", May 03, 1962 - July 01, 1962  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:
Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY, "Nothing and Everything: Seven Artists, 1947-1962", February 02, 2017 - April 01, 2017
The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, England, "Modern Drawings: The Karshan Gift", November 19, 2021 - January 09, 2022
It is. [Article title unknown]. Autumn 1959, illus. in b&w p. 59, listed as "Discussion"
Sandler, Irving. "Guston: A Long Voyage Home." ARTnews, December 1959, pp. 36–39, 64–65, illus. in b&w no. 9 p. 38, listed as "Close Up, 2" and mentioned in text p. 37
29 Recent Paintings by Philip Guston. Exh. cat. New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1959, cat. no. 21, illus. in b&w (no page #)
Kingston Daily Freeman. "Guston Exhibit Draws Acclaim at Janis Gallery." January 11, 1960, p. 14, mentioned in text, not illus.
Philip Guston/Franz Kline. Exh. cat. Los Angeles: Dwan Gallery, 1961, cat. no. 7, not illus.
Philip Guston. Exh. cat. New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1962, cat. no. 67, not illus.
Ashton, Dore. "That Is Not What I Meant at All: Why Philip Guston Is Not Postmodern." Arts Magazine, November 1988, pp. 67–71, mentioned in text p. 69 as one of a series, not illus.
Nothing and Everything: Seven Artists, 1947–1962. Exh. cat. New York: Hauser & Wirth, 2017, illus. in color p. 79
Storr, Robert. Philip Guston: A Life Spent Painting. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2020, No. 66 illus. in color p. 81 and mentioned in text p. 64
Modern Drawings: The Karshan Gift. Exh. cat. London: The Courtauld Gallery, 2021, cat. no. 16, illus. in color p. 91 and detail illus. in color p. 92, illus. in color p. 29 as part of an installation photo of the Karshan's apartment, and mentioned in text pp. 28 and 90, 93