Philip Guston: Late Paintings
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Philip Guston began in the 1930s as a mural painter, then achieved fame as one of the first Abstract Expressionists, but it wasn't until the last decades of his life that he painted his most celebrated and notorious works. Guston's late paintings are cartoonish explosions of energy and vulgarity, full of hairy body parts and cigarettes and sinister hooded figures wielding guns, and couldn't have been more unlike the refined abstraction that dominated American painting at the time. At least one conservative art critic foamed with rage, but Guston's late work is now admired as his most powerful and vivid. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
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Philip Guston (1913-1980): Late Paintings29 Jul 2012
Late work by renowned US artist in Scotland for the first time
Continuing its growing tradition of presenting some of the greats of 20th century art in striking surroundings, this festival Inverleith House plays host to Canadian painter Philip Guston, a contemporary of Pollock and De Kooning in 1950s New York. The…
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