Catalogue Raisonné

P78.021

Painter's Forms II, 1978
Oil on canvas
75 x 108 in.
190.5 x 274.3 cm
Signed front lower left: Philip Guston; inscribed on reverse: PHILIP GUSTON/ "PAINTER'S FORMS II" (underlined) 1978/ OIL ON CANVAS 75 x 108 (underlined)
Provenance
Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Museum purchase, The Friends of Art Endowment Fund
Exhibitions
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, "Philip Guston, Retrospective 1930 - 1979", May 15, 1980 - June 29, 1980  Travelled to:
Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, "Maelstrom: Contemporary Images of Violence", April 10, 1986 - June 20, 1986
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, "Philip Guston: Retrospectiva de Pintura", March 01, 1989 - May 08, 1989  Travelled to:
McKee Gallery, New York, NY, "Philip Guston: Major Paintings from the Seventies", October 05, 1996 - November 09, 1996 
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, "110 Years: The Permanent Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth", December 14, 2002 - March 09, 2003
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, "Philip Guston Retrospective", March 30, 2003 - June 08, 2003  Travelled to:
Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA, "Counterparts: Contemporary Painters and their Influences", June 29, 2007 - September 23, 2007
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, "The Collection and Then Some", November 07, 2008 - May 31, 2009
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, "Permanent Collection and Then Some, phase II", January 22, 2009 - June 15, 2009
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, "Ten Years", November 22, 2012 - August 12, 2013
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, "Highlights from the Permanent Collection", August 21, 2016 - February 05, 2017
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy, "Philip Guston and the Poets", May 10, 2017 - September 03, 2017 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA, "Philip Guston Now", May 01, 2022 - September 11, 2022 
Bibliography
Storr, Robert. "Philip Guston: Un Nouvelle Figuration." Art Press, Suisse 9, 1980, p. 9
Philip Guston. Exh. cat. New York: George Braziller, 1980, cat. no. 86, illus. in b&w plate 75 p. 117
Gettinger, Pamela. Maelstrom: Contemporary Images of Violence. Exh. cat. Hempstead: Hofstra University, 1986, illus. in cat. p. 17
Storr, Robert. Philip Guston. New York: Abbeville Modern Masters, 1986, illus. in b&w no. 63 p. 65 and mentioned in text pp. 64 and 66
Storr, Robert. "Philip Guston: Une Nouvelle Figuration." Art Press, October 1987, illus. p. 9
Mayer, Musa. Night Studio: A Memoir of Philip Guston by His Daughter. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988, illus. in color no. 52 (following p. 146)
Gallego, Julian. "El gusto de Guston." ABC (Madrid), March 2, 1989, mentioned in text, not illus.
Cambio 16 (Madrid)."El caso Guston." April 7, 1989, section De Galerias, illus.
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. 62, illus. in color p. 138
Corbett, William. Philip Guston's Late Work: A Memoir. Boston: Zoland Books, 1994, mentioned in text pp. 87-88, not illus.
Kimmelman, Michael. "Philip Guston: Paintings from the 70s." The New York Times, October 11, 1996, p. C32, mentioned in text, not illus.
Levin, Kim. "Art Short List: Philip Guston." Village Voice, November 12, 1996, illus. in b&w
Auping, Michael, Andrea Karnes, and Mark Thistlethwaite. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 110. Exh. cat. London: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 2002. In association with Third Millennium Information, illus. in color p. 78, illus. in b&w p. 242 and mentioned in text p. 77
Robertson, Tracee. "Michael Roch: Cumulous + Kirk Hayes: Recent Paintings." Art Lies (Houston), Fall 2003, p. 59, mentioned in text, not illus.
Auping, Michael. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Philip Guston Retrospective. Exh. cat. London: Thames & Hudson, 2003, illus. in color Plate 121, unpaginated
Philip Guston: Odd Man Out. BBC Four, January 28, 2004. Television, detail 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. 111 and 112, not illus.
At the Modern, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. "Acquisitions." Summer 2005, pp. 4–5, mentioned in text p. 4, not illus.
Posnock, Ross. Philip Roth's Rude Truth: The Art of Immaturity. Princeton: Princeton University, 2006, mentioned in text p. 240, not illus.
Cole-Cunningham, Ragan, ed. Counterparts: Contemporary Painters and Their Influences. Exh. cat. Essay by Thomas Lawson. Virginia Beach: Contemporary Art Center, Virginia, 2007, illus. in color
Bucklow, Christopher. What Is in the Dwat: The Universe of Guston's Final Decade. Grasmere, England: Wordsworth Trust, 2007, detail illus. in color pp. 110-111 and mentioned in text pp. 88-89 and 102
Derges, Susan. Review of What is in the Dwat: The Universe of Guston's Final Decade, by Christopher Bucklow, Artesian 3 (2011), illus. in color pg. 39
Phillips, Sam. ...isms: Understanding Modern Art. New York: Universe, 2012, illus. in color pp. 120-121
Urfalino, Mathilde. "Les poem-pictures de Philip Guston." octopusnotes, December 2013, illus. in b&w fig. 50 p. 51
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. 92, not illus.
Eaton, William. "Guston, Schapiro, Rosenberg,...Dialogue." Zeteo Journal, July 13, 2016. Online, illus. in color in endnotes and mentioned in endnotes
Gieskes, Mette. "I is an Other: Philip Guston's Imagined Incarnations of God and Klansmen." In Example or Alter Ego? Aspects of the Portrait Historie in Western Art from Antiquity to the Present. Edited by Volker Manuth, Rudie van Leeuwen, and Jos Koldeweij. Turnhout: Brepols, 2016, mentioned in text p. 292, not illus.
Mayer, Musa. Night Studio: A Memoir of Philip Guston. 1988. Reprint, Munich: Sieveking Verlag; Zurich: Hauser & Wirth, 2016, illus. no. 94, illus. in color p. 221
Lucarelli, Niccolo. "Dal Rinascimento a Bukowski. Philip Guston pittore-poeta a Venezia." ArtsLife (Milan), May 11, 2017, illus. in color
Phillips, Sam. "10 to See at the Venice Biennale." RA magazine, May 12, 2017, illus. in color
ARTnews. "From the Archives: Philip Guston on Piero della Francesca, in 1965." May 12, 2017, illus. in color
"Philip Guston and the Poets at Gallerie dell'Accademia di Venezia, May 10–September 3, 2017." Arts Summary. Blog. May 13, 2017. Online, illus. in color
Herriman, Kat. "An Iconic American Painter, Re-examined Through Poetry." The New York Times Style Magazine, May 16, 2017, illus. in related slideshow attached to article
Buck, Louisa. "Venice Biennale 2017 Highlights: What to See at the Giardini, National Pavilions and Beyond." Telegraph (London), May 19, 2017, illus. in color as part of an installation photo
Art It. "Philip Guston and the Poets @ Gallerie dell'Accademia di Venezia." May 25, 2017. Online, illus. in color
Nastro, Santa and Marco Enrico Giacomelli. "Philip Guston Un Grande Artista a Venezia." Artribune (Rome), June 2017, pp. 56–58, illus. in color p. 56
Sirlin, Deanna. "Philip Guston: A Painter and His Muses." Art Section (Atlanta), June 2017, illus. in color and mentioned in text
Ure-Smith, Jane. "Shape-Shifter: The Careers of Philip Guston." Economist, June 2, 2017, illus. in color and mentioned in text
Daydé, Emmanuel. "Philip Guston: Affreux, Sale et Géant." Art Absolument (Paris), July 2017, pp. 58–61, illus. in color p. 61
Stremmel, Kerstin. "Seine Radikalität war schuld." Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Zurich), July 7, 2017, illus. in color as part of a slideshow
KAWS: Where the End Starts. Exh. cat. Fort Worth: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 2017, Fig. 9, illus. in color p. 73 (Michael Auping essay)
Philip Guston & The Poets. Exh. cat. Essay by Kosme de Barañano. Hauser & Wirth, 2017, illus. in color p. 83
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Collection Highlights. Fort Worth: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 2019, illus. in color p. 140 and mentioned in text p. 141
Thomas, Elly. Play and the Artist's Creative Process. New York: Routledge, 2019, mentioned in text p. 50, not illus.
Caliandro, Christian. "L'arte rotta (VII). Imprevisto e libertà secondo gli artisti." Artribune (Rome), February 24, 2020. Online, illus. in color as part of an installation photo
Wolf, Bryan J. "Between the Lines: Philip Guston, the Holocaust, and 'Bad Painting.'" American Art, Spring 2020, pp. 50-85, fig. 16 illus. in color p. 68 and mentioned in text as "Painter's Form II" p. 69
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 166 p. 162 and mentioned in text pp. 3, 127 and 163
Storr, Robert. Philip Guston: A Life Spent Painting. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2020, No. 214 illus. in color p. 202 and mentioned in text p. 152
Storr, Robert. Writings on Art: 1980-2005. London: HENI, 2020, mentioned in text pp. 509 and 510, not illus.
Mayer, Musa. Philip Guston. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2021, illus. in color p. 96 and mentioned in text p. 93
Plagens, Peter. "In Boston, 'Philip Guston Now,' at Last." Wall Street Journal, May 2, 2022, p. A13, illus. in color as part of an installation photo
Hoffman, A.R. "Guston: A Genius Beyond Controversy." New York Sun, May 7, 2022. Online, illus. in color and mentioned in text
Schwartz, Penny. "After 2-year delay, Philip Guston art exhibit explores his Jewish identity — under cloud of controversy." Jewish Telegraphic Agency, May 11, 2022. Online
, illus. in color but listed incorrectly as "The Black Sea"