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166

THE GERALD L. LENNARD FOUNDATION COLLECTION

Philip Guston
UNTITLED
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 644,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
166

THE GERALD L. LENNARD FOUNDATION COLLECTION

Philip Guston
UNTITLED
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 644,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York

Philip Guston
1913 - 1980
UNTITLED
oil on panel
9 3/4 by 12 in. 24.8 by 30.5 cm.
Executed circa 1968.
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The Guston Foundation will include this work in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the paintings of Philip Guston.

Provenance

McKee Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"This was the beginning. They are self-portraits. I perceive myself as being behind a hood...The idea of evil fascinated me...What would it be like to be evil? To plan and to plot? I started conceiving an imaginary city being overtaken by the Klan. I was like a movie director. I couldn't wait, I had hundreds of pictures in mind, and when I left the studio I would make notes to myself, memos: 'Put them all around the table, eating, drinking beer.' Ideas and feelings kept coming so fast; I couldn't stop, I was sitting on the crest of a wave."
Philip Guston

Contemporary Art Day Auction

|
New York