Beautifully designed and richly illustrated with a new selection of photographs and paintings, many in colour. Published to coincide with the exhibition Philip Guston: The Painter, 1957-1967 at Hauser & Wirth, New York from April 26 to July 30 2016.
Philip Guston (1913-1980) is one of the outstanding figures in twentieth century American art. Beginning as a muralist in the thirties, Guston embraced the lyrical vocabulary of Abstract Expressionism in his paintings and drawings after his move to the East Coast. Following an artistic crisis in the mid-sixties, his return to figuration - focusing first on simple things of ordinary life, later evolving to the enigmatic and iconic cartoonlike forms for which he is now best known - shook the art world.