115
115
Philip Guston
MAGICIAN'S TABLE
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 653,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
115
Philip Guston
MAGICIAN'S TABLE
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 653,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Curated featuring works from the Collection of Joni Gordon of Newspace Gallery

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New York

Philip Guston
1913 - 1980
MAGICIAN'S TABLE
signed; signed, titled and dated 1957 on the reverse
oil on paper laid on panel
24 3/4 by 35 3/4 in. 62.9 by 90.8 cm.
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Provenance

Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
Arthur Tooth & Sons, London
Estate of Helen Chester Beatty
By descent to the present owner

Exhibited

New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Philip Guston, February - March 1958, cat. no. 17

Literature

New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Guston, December 1959 - January 1960, illustrated, pl. 35

Catalogue Note

"In contrast to Kline's gestural velocity, Pollock's spiraling webs, Newman's iconic "zip" form, or Rothko's ethereality, Guston laid claim to a special immediacy and intimacy related to "touch." The paintbrush was a sacred tool to Guston. The nine-inch-long wooden shaft and the flattened horsehairs that protruded from its end were like an extension of his fingers. Guston had his pigments ground to create a particularly creamy consistency, and like thick butter applied to a hard surface, each stroke subtly squeezed out at its edges, creating a micro sculptural effect." (Michael Auping in Exh. Cat., Philip Guston Retrospective, Museum of Fort Worth, 2003, p. 41)

Contemporary Curated featuring works from the Collection of Joni Gordon of Newspace Gallery

|
New York