Catalogue Raisonné

P55.001

Beggar's Joys, 1954-55
Oil on canvas
72 x 68 in.
182.9 x 172.7 cm
Signed front lower left: Philip Guston
Provenance
Private Collection
Private Collection
Auction: Sotheby's New York, Contemporary Art Evening Sale, November 11, 2008, Lot 30
Private Collection
Auction: Christie's, Contemporary Art from the Boris Leavitt Collection, November 20, 1996, Lot 4
Boris and Sophie Leavitt, Hanover
Exhibitions
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
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:
Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, "V Bienal, Estados Unidos, 1959", September 21, 1959 - December 31, 1959
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "Philip Guston", May 03, 1962 - July 01, 1962  Travelled to:
Fort Lauderdale Art Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL, "American Impressionists: Two Generations", October 04, 1963 - October 22, 1963 Travelled to:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "Van Gogh and Expressionism", July 1964 - September 1964
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, "Philip Guston, A Selective Retrospective Exhibition: 1945-1965", February 27, 1966 - March 27, 1966 
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan, "Two Decades of American Painting", October 15, 1966 - November 27, 1966 Travelled to:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, "Philip Guston, Retrospective 1930 - 1979", May 15, 1980 - June 29, 1980  Travelled to:
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, "Philip Guston Retrospective", March 30, 2003 - June 08, 2003  Travelled to:
L&M Arts, New York, NY, "Philip Guston 1954-1958", January 15, 2009 - February 28, 2009 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA, "Philip Guston Now", May 01, 2022 - September 11, 2022 
Bibliography
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LeQuire, Louise. "Art in Review: Guston's 'Beggar's Joys' Painted To Be Enjoyed." Nashville Banner, August 17, 1956, p. 11, illus. in b&w and discussed in text
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IV Bienal do museu de arte moderna. Exh. cat. São Paulo: Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, 1957, Estados Unidos cat. no. 8, not illus.
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Dabrowski, Magdalena. The Drawings of Philip Guston. Exh. cat. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1988, mentioned in text p. 25, not illus.
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Thomas, Elly. Play and the Artist's Creative Process. New York: Routledge, 2019, illus. in b&w Fig. 1.11 p. 15 and illus. in color Plate 6 (no page number) and mentioned in text pp. 49, 67, 69, 71, 73 and 143
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