Catalogue Raisonné

P76.040

Pit, 1976
Oil on canvas
75 x 116 in.
190.5 x 294.6 cm
Signed front lower left: Philip Guston
Provenance
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Purchased 1980
Exhibitions
David McKee Gallery, New York, NY, "Philip Guston: Paintings 1976", Part I: March 18-April 8, 1977, Part II; April 9 - April 30, 1977 
Allan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago, IL, "Philip Guston, Major Paintings 1975-76", September 29, 1978 - November 02, 1978 
Hayward Gallery, London, England, "New Painting/New York", May 03, 1979 - June 17, 1979
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, "Philip Guston, Retrospective 1930 - 1979", May 15, 1980 - June 29, 1980  Travelled to:
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, "The 4th Biennale of Sydney: Vision in Disbelief", April 07, 1982 - May 23, 1982
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, "Philip Guston: Retrospectiva de Pintura", March 01, 1989 - May 08, 1989  Travelled to:
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, "Philip Guston Retrospective", March 30, 2003 - June 08, 2003  Travelled to:
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia, "American Masters", August 24, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Bibliography
Philip Guston: Paintings 1976. Exh. cat. New York: David McKee Gallery, 1977, cat. no. 5, illus. in b&w (unpaginated)
Smith, Roberta. "The New Gustons." Art in America, January–February 1978, pp. 100–5, mentioned in text p. 104, not illus.
Frueh, Joanna. "Shoes Slogging through Hell: Philip Guston at the Allan Frumkin Gallery." Chicago Reader, October 27, 1978, section 1, Art, pp. 40–41, mentioned in text p. 41, not illus.
Philip Guston: Major Paintings 1975–76. Exh. cat. Chicago: Allan Frumkin Gallery, 1978, illus. in color
New Painting/New York. Exh. cat. London: Hayward Gallery, 1979, unnumbered in cat., not illus.
Kingsley, April. "Philip Guston's Endgame: From Realism to Abstraction and Back, Philip Guston Remains Unique in Twentieth-Century Art." Horizon: The Magazine of the Arts, June 1980, pp. 34–41, illus. in color pp. 40-41
Boettger, Suzaan. "Art for Modern Times." Daily Californian (Berkeley), June 26, 1980, pp. 8, 11, mentioned in text p. 11, not illus.
Toucatt, Ralph. "Metamorphosis: The Art of Philip Guston." The Threepenny Review, Fall 1980, p. 24, mentioned in text, not illus.
Lyon, Christopher. "Reflections on a Mirror." Chicago Reader, November 28, 1980, section 1, pp. 47–48, mentioned in text p. 48, not illus.
Philip Guston. Exh. cat. New York: George Braziller, 1980, cat. no. 69, illus. in color plate 58 p. 101
Gascoigne, Hester. "Philip Guston." ANG News, 1981, pg. 6, illus. b&w
King, Mary. "The Guston Retrospective: A 'Grim Mirror to Our Time.'" St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 1, 1981, section Music, the Arts, p. 5G, mentioned in text, not illus.
Hill, Andrea. "No Picnic: Philip Guston at the Whitney." Artscribe, August 1981, pp. 19–21, mentioned in text p. 21, not illus.
Creagh, Carson. "Vision of Disbelief, 4th Biennale of Sydney." Sydney City Monthly, April 1982, pp. 116–20, illus. pg. 116
Borlase, Nancy. "Biennale of Sydney." Quadrant, June 1982, pg. 37, illus. pg. 38
Wardell, Michael. "Contemporary International Art." In Australian National Gallery: An Introduction, Edited by James Mollison and Laura Murray. Canberra: Australian National Gallery, 1982, p. 118, illus. in color p. 119
Nicholas Serota, ed. Philip Guston: Paintings 1969–1980. Exh. cat. London: Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1982, illus. in color p. 30 (unpaginated), not in exhibition
Philip Guston: The Late Works. Exh. cat. Melbourne: The National Gallery of Victoria, 1984, mentioned in text p. 19, not illus.
Robins, Corinne. The Pluralist Era: 1968–1981. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1984, mentioned in text p. 172, not illus.
Storr, Robert. Philip Guston. New York: Abbeville Modern Masters, 1986, illus. in color no. 73 p. 74 and mentioned in text pp. 74-75
Zaller, Robert. "Philip Guston and the Crisis of the Image." Critical Inquiry 14, no. 1 (1987): pp. 69–94, mentioned in text p. 88 and in footnote 13 p. 88, listed as "The Pit", not illus.
Feld, Ross. "Guston in Time." Arts Magazine, November 1988, pp. 40-45, mentioned in text p. 41, not illus.
Bellido, Ramon Tio. "Philip Guston, Figures Fantomes." Beaux Arts Magazine, March 1989, illus. p. 48
Brandenburg, John. "Seeing Guston's Art Requires a 'Leap' to Dallas." Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK), December 24, 1989, section Travel & Entertainment, p. 4, mentioned in text, not illus.
Philip Guston: Retrospectiva de Pintura. Exh. cat. Essays by Mark Rosenthal, Robert Storr, Carrie Rickey, Francisco Calvo Serraller, and Dore Ashton. Madrid: Ministerio de Cultura, Dirección General de Bellas Artes y Archivos, Centro Nacional de Exposiciones, 1989, cat. no. 50, illus. in color p. 126
Lloyd, Michael, and Michael Desmond, eds. European and American Paintings and Sculptures 1870–1970 in the Australian National Gallery. Canberra: Australian National Gallery, 1992, illus. in color p. 415 and mentioned in text p. 414
Silver, Larry. Art in History. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1993, illus. in b&w fig. 10.44 p. 465
Corbett, William. Philip Guston's Late Work: A Memoir. Boston: Zoland Books, 1994, mentioned in text p. 94, not illus.
Picasso, Guston, Miro, de Kooning: In vollkommener Freiheit. Exh. cat. Bremen: Neues Museum Weserberg Bremen, 1996, mentioned in text p. 82, incorrectly listed as "The Pit", not illus.
Hughes, Robert. American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997, illus. in color fig. 352 p. 587 and mentioned in text p. 587
Philip Guston Tableaux / Paintings 1947 - 1979. Exh. cat. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2000, mentioned in text p. 23
Ottinger, Didier, ed. Beckmann. Exh. cat. Paris: Centre George Pompidou, 2002, illus. in b&w p. 56
Baker, Kenneth. "Philip Guston's Magnificent Conflicts Yielded Great Controversy. And Some Great Paintings as Well Says Kenneth Baker." San Francisco Chronicle, June 28, 2003, section DateBook, pp. D1, D10, mentioned in text p. D10, not illus.
Feld, Ross. Erinnerungen an Philip Guston Mit dem Briefwechsel zwischen Feld und Guston. Kippenheim-Schmieheim: Verlag Kurt Liebig, 2003, illus. in color p. 17
Rainbird, Sean. Max Beckmann. Exh. cat. London: Tate Publishing, 2003, illus. in b&w p. 39
Feld, Ross. Guston in Time: Remembering Philip Guston. New York: Counterpoint, 2003, illus. in b&w (no page #)
Auping, Michael. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Philip Guston Retrospective. Exh. cat. London: Thames & Hudson, 2003, illus. in color Plate 99, unpaginated and mentioned in text p. 61 (Andrew Graham-Dixon essay) and mentioned p. 91 (Dore Ashton essay)
Philip Guston: Odd Man Out. BBC Four, January 28, 2004. Television, details illus. in color
Zaller, Robert. "The Abandoned Studio: Philip Guston's Gnostic Testament." Boulevard 20, no. 2-3 (2005): pp. 100–18, mentioned in text pp. 112 and 114, not illus.
Bucklow, Christopher. What Is in the Dwat: The Universe of Guston's Final Decade. Grasmere, England: Wordsworth Trust, 2007, Plate 33, illus. in color p. 185 and mentioned in text pp. 44, 86 and 149
Botelho, Manuel. Guston em contexto: até ao regresso da figura. Lisbon: Livros Vendaval, 2007, illus. in b&w p. 137
Kaufmann, David. Telling Stories: Philip Guston's Later Works. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010, mentioned in text pp. 54 and 55, not illus.
How to Look at a Painting. Directed by Lindsay Gossling. Presented by Justin Paton. Auckland: Desert Road Television, 2011. Television documentary series.
Miller, Peter Benson, ed. Philip Guston Roma. Exh. cat. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2010, mentioned in text p. 34 (Peter Benson Miller essay), not illus.
Miller, Peter Benson. "Rotten With Stories." Apollo, June 2013, illus. in color fig. 7 p. 65
ArtMag by Deutsche Bank. "Let's Talk: Ingrid Pfeiffer & Bernhard Martin on Philip Guston." November 28, 2013–February 25, 2014. Online, mentioned in text, not illus.
Pfeiffer, Ingrid, and Max Hollein, eds. Philip Guston Das Grosse Spatwerk/Late Works. Exh. cat. Cologne: Strzeleckibooks, 2013, mentioned in text p. 24 (English)/25 (German), not illus.
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. 118, not illus.
Ryder, Natalie. "Sheldon's 'Original Behavior' Exhibit Shows the Ironic Behaviors of Man." Daily Nebraskan (Lincoln), March 13, 2018, mentioned in text as "The Pit", not illus.
American Masters. Exh. cat. Canberra: National Gallery of Australia, 2018, illus. in color pp. 104-105
Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong Issue no. 1: Philip Guston. Exh. guide. Zurich: Hauser & Wirth, 2018, illus. in color and mentioned in text p. 20
Luke, Ben. "Philip Guston show: 2022 opening is welcome news by confusion still remains." Art Newspaper, November 6, 2020. Online, mentioned in text, not illus.
Storr, Robert. Philip Guston: A Life Spent Painting. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2020, No. 207 illus. in color p. 195 and mentioned in text pp. 197 and 209
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 153 p. 149 and mentioned in text pp. 125, 201, 202, 203 and 208
Tallman, Susan. "Philip Guston's Discomfort Zone: How is it that the artist, dead these forty years, is still pushing our buttons?" New York Review of Books, January 14, 2021, mentioned in text p. 14, not illus.
Mayer, Musa. Philip Guston. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2021, illus. in color pp. 94-95 and mentioned in text p. 93