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Property Sold to Benefit the O'Donnell Foundation

Philip Guston


Auction Closed

May 18, 01:03 AM GMT


20,000,000 - 30,000,000 USD

Lot Details


Property Sold to Benefit the O'Donnell Foundation

Philip Guston

1913 - 1980


signed Philip Guston (lower left); signed againtitled, and dated 1958 (on the reverse)

oil on canvas

64 ⅞ by 75 ½ in. 164.8 by 191 cm.

Executed in 1958. 




1913 - 1980年


款識:藝術家簽名Philip Guston(左下);再次簽名、書題目並紀年1958(背面)


64 ⅞ x 75 ½ 英寸;164.8 x 191 公分


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Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
Mrs. Elizabeth B. Blake, Dallas (acquired from the above in 1958)
Mr. Douglas Blake, Dallas (acquired as a gift from the above)
Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston
Peter and Edith O'Donnell, Dallas (acquired from the above in 1978)
Thence by descent to the present owner
Michel Ragnon, “L'Art Actuel aux Etats-Unis/Art Today in the United States,” Cimaise, Paris, January–March 1959, p. 10, illustrated 
John Canaday, "Art: Stylistic Poles Apart: Philip Guston, Abstractionist and Jack Levine, Satirist, Have Shows Here," The New York Times, 30 December 1959, p. 44 (text)
"Guston Exhibit Draws Acclaim at Janis Gallery," Kingston Daily Freeman, 11 January 1960, p. 14 (text)
Edward B. Henning, "Some Contemporary Paintings," Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 49, No. 3, 1962, p. 53 (text) 
Frank O'Hara, "Growth and Guston," Art Chronicles 1954-1966, New York, 1975, p. 140 (text) 
Carter Ratcliff, "The Mastery of Philip Guston," Saturday Review, January 1981, p. 81, illustrated
Christopher Bucklow, What is in the Dwat: The Universe of Guston's Final Decade, Grasmere, 2007, pp. 60, 201 (text); pl. 5, p. 171, illustrated in color 
Guston Foundation, The Philip Guston Catalogue Raisonné, digital, ongoing, no. P58.003, illustrated in color