Catalogue Raisonné

P42.001

Musa McKim, 1942
Oil on canvas
36 x 20 in.
91.4 x 50.8 cm
Signed and dated front lower right: P. GUSTON/ '42
Provenance
Private Collection
Private Collection
Auction: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., June 3 and 4, 1959
United Hospital Fund of N.Y.
Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Wilmotte
Exhibitions
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, "1942-43 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art Sculpture, Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Prints", November 24, 1942 - January 06, 1943
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., "The Eighteenth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Paintings", March 21, 1943 - May 02, 1943
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, "The Fifty-Fourth Annual Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture", October 28, 1943 - December 12, 1943
Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA, "[Unknown Title]", 1944
Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA, "Paintings and Drawings by Philip Guston", March 05, 1944 - March 19, 1944 
Midtown Gallery, New York, NY, "Philip Guston", January 15, 1945 - February 10, 1945 
University Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, "Philip Guston", April 10, 1950 - May 12, 1950 
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, "Philadelphia Collects 20th Century", October 03, 1963 - November 17, 1963
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA, "Philip Guston: Working Through the Forties", January 25, 1997 - March 16, 1997  Travelled to:
Fundación César Manrique, Tahíche, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain, "Linea y Poesia: Philip Guston/Musa McKim", June 25, 1998 - September 27, 1998 
Bibliography
Daily Iowan. "'Martial Memory,' an Outstanding Painting by Philip Guston Will Be Shown at Union." September 22, 1942, p. 6, mentioned in text as "a portrait of his wife", not illus.
Daily Iowan. "South American Tour Planned for Drawings by Prof. Philip Guston." December 17, 1942, p. 3, mentioned in text, not illus., listed as "Musa McKim"
1942–43 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art: Sculpture, Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings, and Prints. Exh. cat. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1942, cat. no. 28, not. illus.
New York Herald Tribune. "Art Notes." July 4, 1943, mentioned in text, not illus.
Iowa City Press-Citizen. "Philip Guston Given Honor: Painting of Associate Professor Will Be Exhibited." October 27, 1943, mentioned in text, not illus.
The Eighteenth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Paintings. Exh. cat. Washington, D.C.: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1943, cat. no. 27, not illus., listed as "Musa McKim"
Fifty-Fourth Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture. Exh. cat. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1943, cat. no. 93, not illus., listed as "Musa McKim", on sale for $750
Daily Iowan. "Prof. Philip Guston's Paintings of Army, Navy on Display." March 5, 1944, mentioned in text, not illus. Listed as "Portrait of Musa" and that it is "an interpretive painting of his wife."
Paintings and Drawings by Philip Guston. Exh. cat. Iowa City: State University of Iowa, 1944, cat. no. 15, not illus., shown as "Portrait of Musa"
Philip Guston. Exh. cat. New York: Midtown Galleries, 1945, cat. no. 8, not illus., Collection Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Wilmotte
Philip Guston. Exh. cat. Minneapolis: University Gallery, University of Minnesota, 1950, cat. no. 4, illus. in b&w no pg. #, Loaned by Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Wilmotte
Storr, Robert. Philip Guston. New York: Abbeville Modern Masters, 1986, illus. in b&w no. 9 p. 14
Mayer, Musa. Night Studio: A Memoir of Philip Guston by His Daughter. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988, mentioned in text p. 36, not illus.
Shapiro, Michael Edward. "Philip Guston: The War Years." Print Collector's Newsletter, September–October 1994, mentioned in text p. 128, not illus.
Patterson, Tom. "Guston's '40s Works Frame His Future." Charlotte Observer, May 18, 1997, section Arts & Entertainment, pp 1F & 4F, mentioned in text p. 4F, not illus.
Philip Guston: Working Through the Forties. Exh. cat. Iowa City: University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1997, Paintings cat. no. 4, illus. in color p. 24
Linea y Poesia Philip Guston Musa McKim. Exh. cat. Lanzarote: Fundacion César Manrique, 1998, illus. in color p. 57
Auping, Michael. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Philip Guston Retrospective. Exh. cat. London: Thames & Hudson, 2003, mentioned in text pp. 27-28, not illus.
Shoemaker, Innis Howe. Adventures in Modern Art: The Charles K. Williams II Collection. Exh. cat. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2009, mentioned in footnote 5 p. 169, not illus.
Sylvester, David. Ein Gespräch mit Philip Guston. NichtSoKleineBibliothek 8. Bern: Piet Meyer Verlag, 2013, illus. in color p. 18, illus. no. 4
Mayer, Musa. Night Studio: A Memoir of Philip Guston. 1988. Reprint, Munich: Sieveking Verlag; Zurich: Hauser & Wirth, 2016, illus. no. 68, illus. in color p. 178
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 color Plate 16 p. 33 and mentioned in text p. 28
Storr, Robert. Philip Guston: A Life Spent Painting. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2020, no. 19 illus. in color p. 32 and mentioned in text p. 30