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Philip Guston: 1969–1979

Hauser & Wirth, 22nd Street / New York / Art

Philip Guston moved through a number of painting styles before reaching neo-expressionism. The 1930s saw him working as a muralist with the WPA. In the 50s he moved into abstract expressionism, a mode he rejected in the 60s, when he began to create the cartoonlike imagery—implacable and haunting—that stunned the world. With his new figurative style came a shift into sinister territory: hooded figures, disembodied limbs, cities made of old shoes and lone light bulbs. In the wake of the 2020 cancellation of “Philip Guston Now,” a major exhibition organized by four museums, this show at Hauser & Wirth, which focuses on Guston’s profound late work, is most welcome. —E.C.

Philip Guston: 1969–1979 was featured in the September 4, 2021 issue of Air Mail. Read on

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