Wolff, Theodore F. "Retrospective Documents A Journey Through Styles." Palm Beach Post, August 22, 1981, p. B4.
Hanson, Bernard. "Guston's Fine Lines and Gray Areas." Hartford Courant, August 23, 1981, p. G2.
Helfer, Judith. "Philip Guston: Ruckblick auf funfzig Arbeitsjahre." Aufbau, August 28, 1981, p. 14.
Pittsburgh Press. "Philip Guston's Art Exhibited At Museum." October 21, 1981.
"Acquisitions of American Art (1776–1980) by British and American Museums: Supplement." Burlington Magazine 123 (1981): pp. 713–14.
Glenn, Constance W. "The Collectors: Contemporary Art." Architectural Digest, November 1981.
Roud, Richard. "Art of U.S. Imperialism?" Guardian, November 16, 1981, p. 11.
Spike, John T. "New York. Whitney Museum of American Art." Burlington Magazine 123, no. 945 (1981): pp. 770–73.
Horizon Magazine. "Grabbing for Guston." December 1981.
Berman, Greta, and Jeffrey Wechsler. Realism and Realities: The Other Side of American Painting, 1940–1960. Exh. cat. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Art Gallery, 1981.
Wilson, Richard. August 22: For Mixed Chorus, Percussion, and Piano. Poem by John Unterecker. [United States]: Boosey & Hawkes, 1981. Musical score.
A New Spirit in Painting. Exh. cat. London: Royal Academy of Arts, 1981.
XIX and XX Century Master Paintings. Exh. cat. New York: Acquavella Galleries, 1981.
An American Choice: The Muriel Kallis Newman Collection. Exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1981.
Selz, Peter. Art in Our Times: A Pictorial History 1890–1980. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1981.
XVI Bienal de Sao Paulo. Exh. cat. São Paulo: Pavilhão Engenheiro Armando Arruda Pereira, 1981.
Illustrated Checklist of the Collection, Washington University Gallery of Art. St. Louis: Washington University Gallery of Art, 1981.
Philip Guston. 2. Los Angeles: Gemini G.E.L., 1981.
Contemporary Drawings: In Search of an Image. Exh. cat. Santa Barbara: University Art Museum, 1981.
Alley, Ronald. Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art Other than Works by British Artists. London: Tate Gallery, 1981. Published in association with Sotheby Parke-Bernet.
CIBA-GEIGY Collects: Aspects of Abstraction. Exh. cat. Houston: Rice University, 1981.
Art in Los Angeles: Seventeen Artists in the Sixties. Exh. cat. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1981.
Burke, Margaret R., ed. Handbook of the Collections. Brunswick: Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 1981.
Philip Guston 1980/The Last Works. Exh. cat. Essay by Morton Feldman. Washington D.C.: The Phillips Collection, 1981.