Catalogue Raisonné

P52.002

To B.W.T., 1952
Oil on canvas
48½ x 51½ in.
123.2 x 130.8 cm
Signed front lower left: Philip Guston 
Provenance
Seattle Art Museum, Gift of the Friday Foundation in honor of Richard E. Lang and Jane Lang Davis, 2020.14.10
The Friday Foundation
Collection of Jane Lang Davis
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Lang
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Brown, Springfield, MA
Exhibitions
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, "Abstract Expressionists", March 03, 1953 - March 29, 1953
Iowa Memorial Union and Iowa Art Building, Iowa City, IA, "Then and Now: American Painting in the 1930s and 1950s", June 13, 1954 - July 31, 1954
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art, Utica, NY, "Italy Rediscovered, An Exhibition of Work by American Painters in Italy since World War II", March 06, 1955 - March 27, 1955
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY, "Recent Paintings Philip Guston", February 06, 1956 - March 03, 1956 
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "12 Americans", May 29, 1956 - September 09, 1956
Dwight Art Memorial, South Hadley, MA, "Abstract Expressionism", February 07, 1957 - February 28, 1957
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "Philip Guston", May 03, 1962 - July 01, 1962  Travelled to:
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, "Philip Guston, A Selective Retrospective Exhibition: 1945-1965", February 27, 1966 - March 27, 1966 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, "New York Painting and Sculpture 1940-1970", October 18, 1969 - February 01, 1970
Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York, NY, "[Unknown Title]", December 1978 - January 11, 1979
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, "Philip Guston, Retrospective 1930 - 1979", May 15, 1980 - June 29, 1980  Travelled to:
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, "The Richard and Jane Lang Collection", February 02, 1984 - April 01, 1984
Smith College Museum of Art, Northhampton, MA, "Dorothy C. Miller: With An Eye to American Art", April 19, 1985 - June 16, 1985
McKee Gallery, New York, NY, "Philip Guston: Paintings from the Fifties", April 22, 1995 - June 03, 1995 
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany, "Philip Guston: Gemälde 1947 - 1979", September 02, 1999 - November 01, 1999  Travelled to:
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, "Philip Guston Retrospective", March 30, 2003 - June 08, 2003  Travelled to:
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, "Frisson: The Richard E. Lang and Jane Lang Davis Collection", October 15, 2021 - November 27, 2022
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Abstract Expressionists. Exh. cat. Baltimore: Baltimore Museum of Art, 1953, unnumbered catalog, illus. in b&w, shown as "No. 3--1952"
Then and Now: American Painting 1930s and 1950s. Exh. cat. Iowa City: State University of Iowa, School of Fine Arts, 1954, cat. no. 40, illus. in b&w (no page #), listed as "Painting No. 3, 1952"
Italy Rediscovered. Exh. cat. Utica: Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, 1955, cat. no. 22 illus. in b&w, listed as Painting No. 3, 1952, Lent by the Egan Gallery
Ashton, Dore. "Art: The Age of Lyricism" Arts & Architecture, March 1956, pp. 14–15, 43–44, illus. in b&w and mentioned in text p. 15
Miller, Dorothy C., ed. 12 Americans. Exh. cat. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1956, unnumbered catalog, illus. in b&w p. 37, listed as being from 1951-52
Hunter, Sam, "Philip Guston," Art International, May 1962, pp. 62–67, illus. in b&w p. 62
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Philip Guston. Exh. cat. New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1962, cat. no. 18, illus. in color p. 56
Nordland, Gerald. "Review at Mid-Life." Frontier, July 1963, pp. 23–25, mentioned in text p. 24, not illus.
Philip Guston: A Selective Retrospective Exhibition: 1945–1965. Exh. brochure. Waltham: The Poses Institute of Fine Arts, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, 1966, cat. no. 7
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Ashton, Dore. A Critical Study of Philip Guston. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990, illus. in b&w p. 103
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Schreier, Christoph, Michael Auping, and Martin Hentschel. Philip Guston: Gemalde 1947–1979. Exh. cat. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 1999, unnumbered catalog, illus. in color p. 69, shown in Bonn
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Halkes, Petra. "Figuring Out Abstraction." Border Crossings, August 2000, pp. 75–77, mentioned in text p. 76, not illus.
Leydier, Richard. "Philip Guston l'heretique/The Heresies of Philip Guston." Art Press, October 2000, pp. 36–41, illus. in color p. 41
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Lambirth, Andrew. "Apocalyptic Vision." Spectator (London), January 24, 2004, mentioned in text, not illus.
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Wolf, Tom. "Hervey White's Maverick Colony & Its Artists." In The Maverick: Hervey White's Colony of the Arts. Exh. cat. Woodstock: Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, 2006, mentioned in text p. 31, not illus.
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Landau, Ellen G. Mexico and American Modernism. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013, illus. in color fig. 40, p. 57
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