Catalogue Raisonné

P74.004

The Desert, 1974
Oil on canvas
72½ x 115 in.
184.2 x 292.1 cm
Signed front lower right: P.G.
Provenance
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Gift of Sydney and Frances Lewis
Sydney and Frances Lewis, Richmond, Virginia
Exhibitions
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 
Bibliography
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
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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
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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