Catalogue Raisonné


The Desert, 1974
Oil on canvas
72½ x 115 in.
184.2 x 292.1 cm
Signed front lower right: P.G.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Gift of Sydney and Frances Lewis
Sydney and Frances Lewis, Richmond, Virginia
David McKee Gallery, New York, NY, "Philip Guston", November 15, 1974 - December 18, 1974 
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, "Aspects of the 70s: Mavericks", May 22, 1980 - June 29, 1980
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, "Alexander Brook, Philip Guston, Clyfford Still Memorial Exhibition", November 17, 1980 - December 21, 1980
Royal Academy of Arts, London, England, "A New Spirit in Painting", January 15, 1981 - March 18, 1981
Whitechapel Gallery, London, England, "Philip Guston: Paintings 1969 - 1980", October 13, 1982 - December 12, 1982  Travelled to:
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, "Philip Guston: The Late Works", August 17, 1984 - September 16, 1984  Travelled to:
Roanoke Museum of Fine Arts, Roanoke, VA, "The Common Wealth", December 01, 1990 - February 03, 1991
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, "Philip Guston: Paintings of the '70s", October 08, 1994 - February 05, 1995 
Frackman, Noel. "New York: Philip Guston at David McKee." Arts Magazine, December 1974, p. 19, mentioned in text, not illus.
Touster, Irwin. "Touster's Review: Philip Guston." Woodstock Times, December 5, 1974, section Art, Crafts, & Antiques, pp. 20–21, mentioned in text, not illus.
Philip Guston. Exh. cat. New York: David McKee Gallery, 1974, cat. no. 1, illus. in b&w p. 3
Ashton, Dore. Yes, but... A Critical Study of Philip Guston. New York: Viking, 1976, illus. in b&w p. 170
Arnason, H. H. History of Modern Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture. 2nd ed. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1977, illus. in b&w p. 528 fig. 906 and mentioned in text p. 529
Memorial Exhibition: Alexander Brook, Philip Guston, Clyfford Still. Exh. cat. New York: American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 1980, cat. no. 26, illus. in b&w
Aspects of the 70s: Mavericks. Exh. cat. Waltham: Brandeis University, Rose Art Museum, 1980, illus. in b&w p. 8, unnumbered in cat.
A New Spirit in Painting. Exh. cat. London: Royal Academy of Arts, 1981, cat. no. 46, illus. in b&w (no page #), listed as "Desert"
Ashton, Dore. "Philip Guston: Different Subjects." Flash Art, December 1981–January 1982, pp. 20–25, illus. in color p. 24
Sweet, David. "Philip Guston and Beyond." Artscribe, December 1982, illus. in b&w p. 25
Nicholas Serota, ed. Philip Guston: Paintings 1969–1980. Exh. cat. London: Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1982, cat. no. 9, illus. in color, unpaginated (would be p. 21)
Ammann, Jean-Christophe. "De L'Oeuvre Tardive de Philip Guston." Artistes, 1983, pp. 83–85, illus. in b&w p. 84 and mentioned in text p. 83
Philip Guston: The Late Works. Exh. cat. Melbourne: The National Gallery of Victoria, 1984, cat. no. 17, illus. in color p. 32
Brandt, Frederick R. Late 20th-Century Art. Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1985, cat. no. 44 p. 92, illus. in color p. 93
Arnason, H. H. History of Modern Art. 3rd ed. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1986, illus. in b&w fig. 591 p. 394
Ashton, Dore. A Critical Study of Philip Guston. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990, illus. in b&w p. 170
Bullard, CeCe. "A Painter's Anguish and Anxiety." Richmond Times-Dispatch, October 26, 1994, section Art & Travel, p. D-3, illus. and mentioned in text
Roberts-Pullen, Paulette. "Between Reality and Dreams." Style Magazine (Richmond, VA), November 1994, illus. and mentioned in text
McGrath, Patrick. "Philip Guston: Head and Bottle, 1975." Artforum, February 1995, mentioned in text p. 63, not illus.
Ravenal, John. Modern & Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Charlottesville: University of Virginia, 2007, illus. in color p. 57
Bucklow, Christopher. What Is in the Dwat: The Universe of Guston's Final Decade. Grasmere, England: Wordsworth Trust, 2007, Plate 18, illus. in color p. 177 and mentioned in text pp. 44, 52-53 and 128.
Miller, Peter Benson. "Rotten With Stories." Apollo (London), June 2013, illus. in color fig. 8 p. 65 and mentioned in text
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 p. 127, not illus.
Thomas, Elly. Play and the Artist's Creative Process. New York: Routledge, 2019, mentioned in text p. 147, not illus.
Storr, Robert. Philip Guston: A Life Spent Painting. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2020, No. 148 illus. in color p. 146