Catalogue Raisonné

P77.032

Legend, 1977
Oil on canvas
69 x 78½ in.
175.3 x 199.4 cm
Unsigned, undated
Provenance
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the Alice Pratt Brown Museum Fund
Exhibitions
David McKee Gallery, New York, NY, "A Tribute to Philip Guston: Paintings and Drawings from 1950 to 1980", October 11, 1980 - November 12, 1980 
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, "Philip Guston, Retrospective 1930 - 1979", June 24, 1981 - September 13, 1981 
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC, "Philip Guston", February 11, 1986 - April 06, 1986  Travelled to:
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX, "Direction and Diversity: Twentieth Century Art in the Museum Collection", May 21, 1988 - September 03, 1988
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX, "Pop Art: The Object Transformed", July 28, 1991 - December 29, 1991
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX, "Modern and Contemporary Art: Spotlight on the Collection", February 07, 2000 - August 27, 2000
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX, "Against the Current: 20th Century Representational Art in the Collection of the MFAH", October 07, 2006 - September 02, 2007
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX, "Modern and Contemporary Masterworks from the MFAH", December 08, 2007 - March 02, 2008
Bibliography
Wolff, Theodore F. "The 'Here I Am' Artist." Christian Science Monitor, November 3, 1980, section Arts, p. 18, mentioned in text, not illus.
Kachur, Lewis. "Philip Guston." Arts Magazine, January 1981, p. 9, mentioned in text, not illus.
Litt, Steven. "Guston's Late Work Intensely Personal." News and Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), May 18, 1986, p. 4E, illus.
Halperen, Max. "Guston Paintings May Overwhelm Viewers." Leader Newsmagazine (Research Triangle Park, N. C.), June 12–19, 1986, p. 15, mentioned in text, not illus.
Storr, Robert. Philip Guston. New York: Abbeville Modern Masters, 1986, illus. in b&w no. 56 p. 57 and mentioned in text p. 80
Philip Guston. Exh. cat. Greenville: Greenville County Museum of Art, 1986, illus. in color (no page #)
Greene, Alison de Lima. "Twentieth-Century Art in the Museum Collection: Direction and Diversity." The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Bulletin, Summer 1988, illus. in color pg. 51. Mentioned in text pg 51-52
Corbett, William. Philip Guston's Late Work: A Memoir. Boston: Zoland Books, 1994, mentioned in text pp. 86 and 87, not illus.
Anfam, David. "Telling Tales: Philip Guston in Retrospect." Artforum International, May 2003, pp. 132–39, 192, illus. in color p. 138 and mentioned in text p. 136
The Painters' Paradise—Arcadia. Exh. cat. Seoul: Seoul Museum of Art, 2008, illus. in color p. 190
Bise, Michael. "What Guston Means to Me." Glasstire (Texas), June 27, 2016, illus. in color
Emre, Merve. "Private Parts of Speech." New York Review of Books, March 26, 2020. Online, illus. in color
Heartney, Eleanor. "Shifting Styles and Moral Steadiness Made Philip Guston a Lodestar for Artists Today." Art in America, June 22, 2020. Online, illus. in color
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 162 p. 158 and mentioned in text p. 5
Storr, Robert. Philip Guston: A Life Spent Painting. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2020, No. 212 illus. in color p. 201 and mentioned in text p. 197