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Philip Guston's late work : a memoir

Author: William Corbett; Philip Guston
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Zoland Books, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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William Corbett's memoir of Philip Guston focuses on their friendship over the last eight years of Guston's life and on the paintings and drawings Guston made during those years. Guston's figurative work, crude and bold images beautifully painted, turned the art world on its ear when they were first shown in 1970. Corbett explores themes of change, growth, doubt, freedom and risk as Guston's work and life  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Corbett, William, 1942-
Philip Guston's late work.
Cambridge, Mass. : Zoland Books, 1994
(OCoLC)624424965
Named Person: Philip Guston; Philip Guston; William Corbett; William Corbett; Philip Guston; Philip Guston
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Corbett; Philip Guston
ISBN: 0944072437 9780944072431
OCLC Number: 30154464
Description: 118 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: by William Corbett.

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William Corbett's memoir of Philip Guston focuses on their friendship over the last eight years of Guston's life and on the paintings and drawings Guston made during those years. Guston's figurative work, crude and bold images beautifully painted, turned the art world on its ear when they were first shown in 1970. Corbett explores themes of change, growth, doubt, freedom and risk as Guston's work and life exemplified them. This is not a book of art criticism; art jargon is avoided. It is a book that looks hard at Guston's late paintings and celebrates their humor, violence, mystery, and sustaining force.

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