Catalogue Raisonné

P35.001

The Struggle Against Terrorism, 1935
Fresco
480 x 318 in.
1219.2 x 807.7 cm
Signature unconfirmed
Provenance
Museo Regional Michoacano, Morelia, Mexico
Exhibitions
Bibliography
Los Angeles Times. "Fragment of 'Struggle' Fresco." February 10, 1935, illus. in b&w
Time. "On a Mexican Wall." April 1, 1935, pp. 46, 48, illus. in b&w p. 48, described in text pp. 46, 48
Millier, Arthur. "Brush Strokes: Time Magazine Errs." Los Angeles Times, April 7, 1935, not illus.
Dungan, H.L. "Artists of America Are Given Chance to Show their Wares." Oakland Tribune, June 23, 1935, p. S-7, mentioned in text, not illus.
Los Angeles Times. "Art Exhibitions Reviewed." March 8, 1936, p. C9, mentioned in text, not illus.
Richard, Paul. "The Gusto of Guston: The Artist's Compelling Last Pictures at the Phillips." Washington Post, April 9, 1981, pp. D1, D13, mentioned in text, not illus.
Philip Guston: The Late Works. Exh. cat. Melbourne: The National Gallery of Victoria, 1984, mentioned in text p. 60 as part of Chronology, not illus.
Greene, Alison de Lima. "The Artist as Performer: Philip Guston's Early Work." Arts Magazine, November 1988, pp. 55–61, mentioned in text p. 56, not illus., listed as "The Struggle Against Terrorism"
Mayer, Musa. Night Studio: A Memoir of Philip Guston by His Daughter. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988, illus. in b&w no. 9 (following p. 18)
Philip Guston: Retrospectiva de Pintura. Exh. cat. Essays by Mark Rosenthal, Robert Storr, Carrie Rickey, Francisco Calvo Serraller, and Dore Ashton. Madrid: Ministerio de Cultura, Dirección General de Bellas Artes y Archivos, Centro Nacional de Exposiciones, 1989, illus. in b&w p. 15, no. 2 (Robert Storr essay), photo is of artists posing in front of mural
Anfam, David. Abstract Expressionism. London: Thames & Hudson, 1990, mentioned in text p. 43, not illus.
Graham-Dixon, Andrew. "Laughing in the Dark." Independent Magazine, February 23, 1991, pp. 48–52, mentioned in text p. 52, not illus.
Lucie-Smith, Edward. American Realism. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1994, illus. in b&w no. 144 p. 145 and mentioned in text p. 143 (unpaginated)
Fineberg, Jonathan. Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1995, mentioned in text p. 397, not illus.
Graham-Dixon, Andrew. Paper Museum: Writing on Painting, Mostly. London: Harper Collins Publishers, 1996, mentioned in text p. 202
Muchnic, Suzanne. "Art; The Shock of the Old; a Fading Mural Is Revealed as a Philip Guston, and with Careful Work, Regains Its Former Brilliance." Los Angeles Times, June 7, 1998, section Calendar, pp. 3, 90, 92, mentioned in text p. 90
Anfam, David. "Telling Tales: Philip Guston in Retrospect." Artforum International, May 2003, pp. 132–39, 192, mentioned in text p. 134, not illus.
Sewell, Brian. "What a waste of a little bit of talent." Evening Standard (London), January 23, 2004, section The Arts, pp. 32-33, mentioned in text p. 32, not illus.
Graham-Dixon, Andrew. "Philip Guston at the Royal Academy." Sunday Telegraph (London), January 25, 2004, mentioned in text
Philip Guston: Odd Man Out. BBC Four, January 28, 2004. Television, illus. in b&w and in detail
Campbell, Peter. "Philip Guston fouls the nest." London Review of Books, February 5, 2004. Online, mentioned in text, not illus.
Castillo, Argelia. "Guston y Kadish en el Museo Regional Michoacano." La Voz de Michoacán (Morelia), section Acento, March 16, 2005, pp. 8–10, called "The Struggle Against War and Fascism" in article
Magana, Magdiel Torres. "Tiene valor incalculanble mural De la Inquisicion." Provincia (Morelia), March 19, 2005, section Cultura, p. 10, illus. in b&w p. 10 of mural in need of restoration, also illus. in color p. 1 as "Llamado De la Inquisicion"
Olivo, Demetrio. "El Mural 'La Santa Inquisicion: Tesoro redescubierto." La Voz de Michoacán (Morelia), March 20, 2005, pp. 20A, 21A, illus. in b&w p. 20A of mural in need of restoration
Melandri, Lisa, and Michael R. Taylor. Enigma Variations: Philip Guston and Giorgio de Chirico. Exh. cat. Santa Monica: Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2006, illus. in b&w Fig. 8
Landau, Ellen G. "Double Consciousness in Mexico: How Philip Guston and Reuben Kadish Painted a Morelian Mural." American Art 21, no. 1 (2007): pp. 74–97, illus. in b&w photo of mural p. 75, called "The Struggle against Terrorism", also color detail of mural in its current state illus on p. 88, and "Lamentation" panel of mural illus. in b&w on p. 89, and panel from mural illus. in b&w p. 90
Botelho, Manuel. Guston em contexto: até ao regresso da figura. Lisbon: Livros Vendaval, 2007, illus. in b&w p. 27
Bucklow, Christopher. What Is in the Dwat: The Universe of Guston's Final Decade. Grasmere, England: Wordsworth Trust, 2007, illus. in b&w p. 8
Schreier, Christoph, Poul Erik Tøjner, Isabel Dervaux, and Michael Semff. Philip Guston: Works on Paper. Exh. cat. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2007, mentioned in text p. 12, not illus. (Michael Semff essay)
Esplund, Lance. "Guston Times Two: The Morgan's Philip Guston Retrospective Presents an Artist at His Peaks and Valleys, Lance Esplund Writes." New York Sun, May 1, 2008, p. 13, mentioned in text p. 13, not illus.
Boime, Al. "Breaking Open the Wall: The Morelia Mural of Guston, Kadish and Langsner." Burlington Magazine, July 2008, Fig. 14 illus. in color p. 453, Fig. 18 illus. in b&w p. 455 and detail illus in color Fig. 21 p. 457
Pfeiffer, Ingrid, and Max Hollein, eds. Philip Guston Das Grosse Spatwerk/Late Works. Exh. cat. Cologne: Strzeleckibooks, 2013, mentioned in text p. 138 (English)/139 (German), not illus.
Landau, Ellen G. Mexico and American Modernism. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013, illus. in b&w fig. 21, p. 35 and mentioned in text pp. vii, ix, x, 34-59
Miller, Peter Benson, ed. Go Figure! New Perspectives on Guston. New York: American Academy in Rome; New York Review of Books, 2014, mentioned in text pp. 8-9, 23, 87, and 142, not illus.
Icônes américaines—Chefs-d'œuvre du SFMOMA et de la collection Fisher. Exh. cat. Paris: Editions de la Reunion des Musées Nationaux, 2015, illus. in b&w photo of Guston and Kadish in front of mural, Fig. 1
Cole, Thomas B. "The Porch Philip Guston." JAMA, July 12, 2016, mentioned in text p. 132 as "The Struggle Against Terror," not illus.
America After the Fall: Painting in the 1930s. Exh. cat. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 2016, mentioned in text p. 135, not illus.
La peinture Américaine des années 1930: The Age of Anxiety. Exh. cat. Paris: Musées d'Orsay et de l'Orangerie, 2016, mentioned in text p. 138, not illus.
Mayer, Musa. Night Studio: A Memoir of Philip Guston. 1988. Reprint, Munich: Sieveking Verlag; Zurich: Hauser & Wirth, 2016, illus. no. 14, illus. in b&w p. 31 (of artists standing in front of mural)
Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong Issue no. 1: Philip Guston. Exh. guide. Zurich: Hauser & Wirth, 2018, illus. in b&w p. 9 and mentioned in text p. 8
Seo, Yoo Byung. "My God, Did I Do That?" Heren, July 2018, pp. 224-229, mentioned in text p. 226, not illus.
Robinson, Andy. "El mural prohibido de Philip Guston." La Vanguardia (Barcelona), January 27, 2019. Online, detail illus. in color and illus. in b&w with artists standing in front
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Sierra, Sonia. "Mujeres y hombres de EU que crearon murales bajo el influjo de mexicanos." El Universal, February 14, 2020. Online, illus. in color maquette of the mural
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Luke, Ben. "Philip Guston show: 2022 opening is welcome news by confusion still remains." Art Newspaper, November 6, 2020. Online, mentioned in text, not illus.
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Lucie-Smith, Edward. World of Art: Movements in Art Since 1945. 4th ed. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2020, mentioned in text p. 184, not illus.
Storr, Robert. Philip Guston: A Life Spent Painting. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2020, No. 5 illus. in b&w p. 18, illus. in b&w p. 283 as part of a magazine clipping and mentioned in text p. 16
Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945. Exh. cat. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2020., plate 106 detail illus. in color p. 159 and mentioned in text pp. 25-26 and 177
Cooper, Harry, Mark Godfrey, Alison de Lima Greene, and Kate Nesin. Philip Guston Now. Exh. cat. Washington D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2020, illus. in b&w p. 11, detail illus. in b&w p. 184 and mentioned in text pp. 10, 183-184 and 223
Nadel, Dan. "Now You See Me." Artforum, January/February 2021, pp. 106-110, illus. in b&w p. 106 and mentioned in text p. 108
Tallman, Susan. "Philip Guston's Discomfort Zone: How is it that the artist, dead these forty years, is still pushing our buttons?" New York Review of Books, January 14, 2021, mentioned in text p. 13, not illus.
Harris, Gareth. "Q&A: Philip Guston's daughter Musa Mayer on her new book and the uproar surrounding the artist's postponed show." Art Newspaper, February 4, 2021. Online, mentioned in text as "The Inquisition", not illus.
Mayer, Musa. Philip Guston. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2021, illus. in b&w p. 10 and mentioned in text p. 11
Whyte, Murray. "The MFA recast artist Philip Guston amid a nationwide racial reckoning -- here's the result." Boston Globe, April 28, 2022. Online, mentioned in text, not illus.
Note
created by Philip Guston and Reuben Kadish, with assistance by Jules Langsner