- Philip Guston Montreal, Canada, 1913 - Woodstock, New York, USA, 1980
- Technique:Black chalk on paper
- Dimensions:Support: 45,5 x 60,5 cm
- Category: Work on paper, Drawing
- Entry date:2008
- Register number:AD05003
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His numerous series of drawings show his return to the human figure and objects; he presents the drawings in series and individually, but they always have a tone of absolutes: hooded figures, shoe soles, irons, buildings, books and so on. The hooded Ku Klux Klan figure would become one of his most frequent iconographic motifs, representing the artist himself while serving as an example of his reflection on the cruder sides of social reality. The figure becomes a transitional motif between animate and inanimate objects, like those connected to his everyday activities and surroundings. These are objects that explored the poetic side of the material world around him, providing some response to current events like the Vietnam War and the social and racial conflicts of the late 1960s and early 1970s, which Guston used to map out his vision of reality.
Ruth Gallego Fernández
Guston, Philip (1913-1980)New York : Marlborough Gallery , 1970
Philip Guston : collected writings, lectures, and conversations / edited by Clark Coolidge ; with an introduction by Dore AshtonGuston, Philip (1913-1980)Berkeley : University of California Press , 2010
Guston, Philip (1913-1980)Stockbridge, Mass. : o-blaek editions , 1991.
Guston, Philip (1913-1980)Washington : Phillips Collection , 1981
Guston, Philip (1913-1980)Les Sables d'Olonne : [Musée de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix , 1995]