Catalogue Raisonné

P69.123

City Limits, 1969
Oil on canvas
77 x 103¼ in.
195.6 x 262.3 cm
Signed front lower center: Philip Guston
Provenance
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Musa Guston
Exhibitions
Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY, "Philip Guston Recent Paintings", October 17, 1970 - November 07, 1970 
Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA, "New Paintings, Philip Guston", November 14, 1970 - December 13, 1970 
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA, "Philip Guston: Recent Work", July 31, 1971 - October 03, 1971 
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, "Philip Guston: The Late Works", August 17, 1984 - September 16, 1984  Travelled to:
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Philip Guston: Works from the Collection", May 28, 1992 - July 26, 1992 
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Selections from the Permanent Collection of Painting and Sculpture", February 09, 1994 - January 04, 1995
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Selections from the Permanent Collection, Painting and Sculpture", February 16, 1996 - June 28, 1996
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Selections from the Permanent Collection, Painting and Sculpture", September 30, 1996 - October 22, 1996
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Selections from the Permanent Collection, Painting and Sculpture", June 03, 1997 - September 12, 1997
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Modern Art despite Modernism", March 16, 2000 - July 26, 2000
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "MoMA2000: Open Ends (1960-2000)", November 01, 2000 - January 30, 2001 Travelled to:
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "To Be Looked At: Painting and Sculpture from the Museum of Modern Art, New York", June 29, 2002 - September 06, 2004
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX, "The Heroic Century: The Museum of Modern Art Masterpieces, 200 Paintings and Sculptures", September 21, 2003 - January 04, 2004 Travelled to:
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, "Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties", March 07, 2014 - July 06, 2014 Travelled to:
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, "Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement", July 23, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA, "Philip Guston Now", May 01, 2022 - September 11, 2022 
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