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Property from The Estate of Gabriele and Robert Lee

Philip Guston

Ominous Land

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November 19, 02:16 AM GMT


6,000,000 - 8,000,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from The Estate of Gabriele and Robert Lee

Philip Guston

1913 - 1980

Ominous Land




signed Philip Guston (lower left); signed Philip Guston, titled and dated 1972 (on the reverse)

oil on canvas

72 by 81 in.

182.9 by 205.7 cm.

Executed in 1972.

款識:藝術家簽名Philip Guston;簽名Philip Guston、書題目並紀年1972(背面)


72 x 81 英寸

182.9 x 205.7 公分


Please note this lot is subject to an irrevocable bid.
Estate of the artist
David McKee Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above in 1986 by the present owner 
Kenneth Baker, "Art: Guston's Bleeding French Fries," Boston Phoenix, 2 April 1974, p. 13, illustrated 
Sondra Levin, "Guston Works Displayed in SFAA; Visions of Forms, Tales of Feelings," Daily Free Press, Boston, 9 April 1974 (text) 
Irwin Touster, "Touster's Review: Philip Guston," Woodstock Times, 5 December 1974, pp. 20–21 (text)
Roberta Smith, "Reviews," Artforum, February 1975, pp. 65-66, illustrated
Dore Ashton, “Philip Guston: Different Subjects, Flash Art, December 1981 – January 1982, p. 23, illustrated
Marsha Miro, “21 American Artists Export Their Variety, Detroit Free Press, 18 March 1984, illustrated 
Dore Ashton, "That Is Not What I Meant at All: Why Philip Guston Is Not Postmodern," Arts Magazine, November 1988, p. 69, illustrated in color 
"Portfolio and Documents: Philip Guston." TO: A Journal of Poetry, Prose & the Visual Arts 2, No. 3–4, 1994, p. 170, illustrated
William Corbett, Philip Guston's Late Work: A Memoir, Boston 1994, p. 63 (text)
Ross Feld, Guston in Time: Remembering Philip Guston, New York 2003, p. 41 (text)
Ross Feld, Erinnerungen an Philip Guston Mit dem Briefwechsel zwischen Feld und Guston, Kippenheim-Schmieheim, 2003, p. 43, illustrated in color
Clark Coolidge, ed., Philip Guston: Collected Writings, Lectures, and Conversations, Berkeley 2011, p. 226 (text)
Robert Storr, Philip Guston: A Life Spent Painting, London 2020, pp. 324-25, illustrated (in installation) 
The Guston Foundation, The Philip Guston Catalogue Raisonné, digital, ongoing, no. P72.040, illustrated in color
Boston University Art Gallery, Philip Guston: New Paintings, 1974, no. 10, n.p., illustrated 
New York, David McKee Gallery, Philip Guston, 1974, pp. 6-7, no. 2, illustrated 
New York, Kennedy Galleries, The Kennedy Galleries are Host to the Hundredth Anniversary Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture by 100 Artists Associated with the Art Students League of New York, 1975  
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Washington D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Denver Art Museum; and New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Philip Guston, Retrospective 1930 - 1979, 1980-1981, p. 87, no. 56, pl. 45, illustrated 
Ontario, Gallery Stratford; Toronto, College Park; Musee du Quebec; Halifax, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Ontario, Art Gallery of Windsor; Alberta, Edmonton Art Gallery; Vancouver Art Gallery; Calgary, Glenbow Museum; and Montreal, Musée d'Art Contemporain, American Accents, 1983-1985
Santa Barbara, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, Courtesy David McKee, 1986