Catalogue Raisonné

P78.043

Friend - To M.F., 1978
Oil on canvas
68 x 88 in.
172.7 x 223.5 cm
Signed front lower right: Philip Guston  
Provenance
Des Moines Art Center, Purchased with funds from the Coffin Fine Arts Trust; Nathan Emory Coffin Collection of the Des Moines Art Center, 1991.48
Doris and Charles Saatchi, London
Exhibitions
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, "1979 Biennial Exhibition", February 06, 1979 - April 01, 1979
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, "Philip Guston, Retrospective 1930 - 1979", May 15, 1980 - June 29, 1980  Travelled to:
Whitechapel Gallery, London, England, "Philip Guston: Paintings 1969 - 1980", October 13, 1982 - December 12, 1982  Travelled to:
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, "The First Show: Painting and Sculpture from Eight Collections 1940-1980", November 20, 1983 - February 19, 1984
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland, "Art of Our Time", August 09, 1987 - August 31, 1987
Saatchi Gallery, London, England, "Leon Golub, Sigmar Polke, Philip Guston, Joel Shapiro: the Saatchi Collection", April 29, 1988 - September 01, 1988
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, "Philip Guston: Retrospectiva de Pintura", March 01, 1989 - May 08, 1989  Travelled to:
Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany, "Concert Eberhard Blum in Honor to Morton Feldman", January 21, 1996
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, "From Body to Being: Reflections on the Human Image", February 01, 1997 - April 29, 1997
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, "Commitment, Community and Controversy: The Des Moines Art Center Collections", January 24, 1998 - May 10, 1998
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, "Shifting Visions: O'Keefe, Guston, Richter", October 10, 1998 - January 24, 1999
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, "Philip Guston Retrospective", March 30, 2003 - June 08, 2003  Travelled to:
Bibliography
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Saunders, Wade. "Art Inc.: The Whitney's 1979 Biennial." Art in America, May–June 1979, pp. 96–97, illus. in color p. 96
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Note
M.F. = Morton Feldman