Catalogue Raisonné

P44.001

Sentimental Moment, 1943-1944
Oil on canvas
46¼ x 26 in.
117.5 x 66.0 cm
Signed front lower right: Philip Guston
Provenance
Collection Unknown
Auction: Christie's, Post-War and Contemporary Art (Morning Session), November 9, 2005, Lot 271
Private Collection
Auction: Sotheby's New York, Contemporary Art, Part II, May 3, 1995, Lot 216
IBM International Foundation
Exhibitions
Midtown Gallery, New York, NY, "Philip Guston", January 15, 1945 - February 10, 1945 
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., "The Nineteenth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Paintings", March 18, 1945 - April 29, 1945
Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, "Painting in the United States 1945", October 11, 1945 - December 09, 1945
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, "Eighty New Paintings", April 05, 1946 - May 05, 1946
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, "Fifty-Four Paintings by Contemporary American Artists: 33rd Annual Exhibition of Selected American Paintings", June 02, 1946 - August 25, 1946
University Galleries, University of Nebraska, Morrill Hall, Lincoln, NE, "Nebraska Art Association 57th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art", March 02, 1947 - March 30, 1947
Pan American Union, Washington, D.C., "Art of the Americas: In Celebration of Pan American Week", April 12, 1955 - May 03, 1955
U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay, "Art in Embassies Program", 1964
IBM Gallery of Science and Art, New York, NY, "[Unknown Title]", 1964 - 1965
U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay, "Art in Embassies Program", 1965 - 1967
IBM Gallery of Science and Art, New York, NY, "Portraits from the IBM Collection", June 19, 1967 - July 21, 1967
Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha, WI, "Portraits by Americans", January 06, 1968 - February 08, 1968 Travelled to:
San José Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, "Portraits by Americans: 18 Portraits from the IBM Collection", 1976 - 1978
IBM Gallery of Science and Art, New York, NY, "Selected Works from the IBM Collection", November 05, 1985 - January 04, 1986
IBM Gallery of Science and Art, New York, NY, "Portraits from the IBM Gallery of Science and Art", March 15, 1994 - June 11, 1994
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Redd, Penelope. "'Sentimental Moment' Art Show Prize Winner." Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph, October 12, 1945, mentioned in text, not illus.
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, illus. in b&w and mentioned in text
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