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PROPERTY FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF ROBERT MOTHERWELL AND RENATE PONSOLD MOTHERWELL

Philip Guston
SEPTEMBER
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 162,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF ROBERT MOTHERWELL AND RENATE PONSOLD MOTHERWELL

Philip Guston
SEPTEMBER
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 162,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Philip Guston
1913 - 1980
SEPTEMBER
signed; signed, titled and dated 1960 on the reverse
oil on paper mounted to board
30 by 39 in. 76.2 by 99.1 cm.
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The Guston Foundation confirms that this work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the works of Philip Guston.

Provenance

Gift of the artist to Renate Ponsold Motherwell in 1965

Exhibited

New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, New Paintings by Philip Guston, February - March 1961
New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Philip Guston, May - July 1962, cat. no. 84

Catalogue Note

"Guston laid claim to a special immediacy and intimacy related to 'touch.' The paintbrush was like a sacred tool to Guston...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, "Impure Thoughts: On Guston's Abstraction," in Exh. Cat., Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (and traveling), Philip Guston Retrospective, 2003-2005, p. 41

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