Catalogue Raisonné

P54.001

Painting, 1954
Oil on canvas
63¼ x 60⅛ in.
160.7 x 152.7 cm
Signed and dated front lower right: P. G./ '54
Provenance
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Philip Johnson Fund
Exhibitions
Musee National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, "50 ans d'Art aux Etats-Unis, Collections du Museum of Modern Art de New York", March 30, 1955 - May 15, 1955 Travelled to:
Charles Egan Gallery, New York, NY, "[tenth anniversary show]", May 1955
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "12 Americans", May 29, 1956 - September 09, 1956
Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, "IV Bienal do Museu de Arte Moderna, de São Paulo", September 22, 1957 - December 31, 1957
Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland, "Die Neue Amerikanische Malerei", April 19, 1958 - May 26, 1958 Travelled to:
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "The New American Painting as shown in 8 European Countries"1958 - 1959, May 28, 1959 - September 08, 1959
Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, "V Bienal, Estados Unidos, 1959", September 21, 1959 - December 31, 1959
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, "Paths of Abstract Art", October 04, 1960 - November 13, 1960
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "Philip Guston", May 03, 1962 - July 01, 1962  Travelled to:
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., "Paintings from the Museum of Modern Art, New York", December 17, 1963 - March 01, 1964
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, "New York School The First Generation Paintings of the 1940s and 1950s", June 18, 1965 - August 01, 1965
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collection", October 11, 1965 - November 12, 1965
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, "Philip Guston, A Selective Retrospective Exhibition: 1945-1965", February 27, 1966 - March 27, 1966 
University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX, "Six Painters: Mondrian, Guston, Kline, De Kooning, Pollock, Rothko", February 23, 1967 - April 02, 1967
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collection", June 30, 1967 - September 26, 1967
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collection", March 20, 1968 - June 11, 1968
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "The New American Painting and Sculpture: The First Generation from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art including promised gifts", June 18, 1969 - October 05, 1969
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collections", April 22, 1971 - February 24, 1972
Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, "American Art from The Museum of Modern Art", February 15, 1979 - April 16, 1979 Travelled to:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, "Philip Guston, Retrospective 1930 - 1979", May 15, 1980 - June 29, 1980  Travelled to:
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Reinstallation of the Collection", November 19, 1981 - January 03, 1982
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Selections from the Permanent Collection, Painting and Sculpture", May 17, 1984 - March 27, 1985
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Philip Johnson Installation", April 10, 1985 - October 27, 1985
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Selections from Permanent Collection, Painting and Sculpture", December 23, 1985 - February 17, 1989
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, "Philip Guston: Retrospectiva de Pintura", March 01, 1989 - May 08, 1989  Travelled to:
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Selections from the Permanent Collection, Painting and Sculpture", February 21, 1990 - July 31, 1990
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Selections from the Permanent Collection, Painting and Sculpture", August 23, 1991 - May 28, 1992
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Philip Guston: Works from the Collection", May 28, 1992 - July 26, 1992 
Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, France, "Les Nympheas, avant et apres", October 27, 1992 - January 25, 1993
McKee Gallery, New York, NY, "Philip Guston: Paintings from the Fifties", April 22, 1995 - June 03, 1995 
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "From Bauhaus to Pop: Masterworks Given by Philip Johnson", June 06, 1996 - September 03, 1996
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, "Shifting Visions: O'Keefe, Guston, Richter", October 10, 1998 - January 24, 1999
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Postwar to Pop: Masterworks from MoMA's Collection", April 30, 1999 - October 05, 1999
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, "Philip Guston Retrospective", March 30, 2003 - June 08, 2003  Travelled to:
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Painting and Sculpture: Inaugural Installation", November 20, 2004 - September 17, 2007
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Painting and Sculpture Changes 2008", August 08, 2008 - December 08, 2008
L&M Arts, New York, NY, "Philip Guston 1954-1958", January 15, 2009 - February 28, 2009 
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland, "Vertical Thoughts: Morton Feldman and the Visual Arts", March 31, 2010 - June 27, 2010
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Abstract Expressionist New York: The Big Picture", October 03, 2010 - April 25, 2011 Travelled to:
Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, France, "Nymphéas. L'abstraction américaine et le dernier Monet" (The Water Lilies. American Abstract Painting and the last Monet)", April 13, 2018 - August 20, 2018
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