Catalogue Raisonné

P55.002

The Room, 1954-55
Oil on canvas
71⅞ x 60 in.
182.6 x 152.4 cm
Signed front lower right: Philip Guston
Provenance
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum Purchase, Contemporary Art Council Fund M.63.36
Mrs. Leo Castelli, New York
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
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, "60 American Painters: 1960, Abstract Expressionist Painting of the Sixties", April 03, 1960 - May 08, 1960
Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, "15 of New York", October 10, 1960 - November 15, 1960
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "Philip Guston", May 03, 1962 - July 01, 1962  Travelled to:
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
San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA, "Colorists 1950-1965", October 15, 1965 - November 21, 1965
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, "Fifty Years of Modern Art 1916-1966", June 14, 1966 - July 31, 1966
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, "Ten Years of Contemporary Art Council Acquisitions", December 19, 1972 - March 04, 1973
National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C. , "Art from the Vice President's House", [Unknown Date] 1981 - May 5, 1981
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, "Selections from the Permanent Collection - 20th Century", February 07, 1985 - March 10, 1985
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, "Philip Guston: Retrospectiva de Pintura", March 01, 1989 - May 08, 1989  Travelled to:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, "Gestures: Postwar American and European Abstraction from the Permanent Collection", October 10, 1999 - January 02, 2000
Musee National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, "Philip Guston Peintures 1947 - 1979", September 13, 2000 - December 04, 2000 
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, "Philip Guston Retrospective", March 30, 2003 - June 08, 2003  Travelled to:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, "Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971", March 19, 2017 - September 10, 2017
Bibliography
C[hamberlain], B[etty]. "Reviews and Previews: Philip Guston." ARTnews, February 1956, p. 47, illus. in b&w p. 47
Ashton, Dore. "Art: The Age of Lyricism" Arts & Architecture, March 1956, pp. 14–15, 43–44, mentioned in text p. 43, not illus.
Steinberg, Leo. "Fritz Glarner and Philip Guston among 'Twelve Americans' at the Museum of Modern Art." Arts, June 1956, pp. 42–45, mentioned in text, not illus.
Miller, Dorothy C., ed. 12 Americans. Exh. cat. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1956, unnumbered catalog, illus. in b&w p. 40, shown as "The Room"
IV Bienal do museu de arte moderna. Exh. cat. São Paulo: Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, 1957, Estados Unidos cat. no. 9, not illus.
Knox, Sanka. "New World Prepares to Show Its Cultural Achievements to Old World: Abstract Art Is Going to Europe to Represent American Culture." The New York Times, March 11, 1958, p. 31, illus. in b&w as part of photo of artwork being discussed for crating
The New American Painting Die neue amerikanische Malerei. Exh. cat. Basel: The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1958, cat. no. 27, not illus.
Jong Amerika Schildert. Exh. cat. Amsterdam: The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1958, cat. no. 28, not illus.
The New American Painting La Nueva Pintura Americana. Exh. cat. Madrid: The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1958, cat. no. 28, not illus.
The New American Painting La Nouvelle Peinture Americaine. Exh. cat. Brussels: The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1958, cat. no. 28, not. illus.
The New American Painting La Nuova Pittura Americana. Exh. cat. Milan: The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1958, cat. no. 28, not illus.
Vogue (US)"8 New York Painters." October 15, 1959, pp. 90–91, illus. in b&w no. 7 p. 90 (unpaginated)
Jackson Pollock et La Nouvelle Peinture Americaine. Exh. cat. Paris: The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1959, cat. no. 27, not illus.
A V Bienal, Estados Unidos, 1959. Exh. cat. Minneapolis: Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, 1959, cat. no. 7, not illus., shown as "The Room", Collection Mrs. Leo Castelli, New York, NY
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60 American Painters 1960: Abstract Expressionist Painting of the Fifties. Exh. cat. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1960, cat. no. 26, illus in b&w p. 26, listed as being from 1955
Ashton, Dore. Philip Guston. New York: Grove, 1960, illus. in b&w p. 37 (unpaginated) and mentioned in text p. 50
Alloway, Lawrence. "Book Reviews: Ashton on Guston." Arts Review, July 23–August 12, 1961, pp. 17, 20, mentioned in text p. 17, not illus.
Hunter, Sam, "Philip Guston," Art International, May 1962, pp. 62–67, illus. in color p. 65
Kozloff, Max. "Art." Nation, May 19, 1962, pp. 453–55, mentioned in text, not illus., listed as "The Room"
Philip Guston. Exh. cat. New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1962, cat. no. 26, illus. in color p. 63, Lent by Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles
Time. "A Splendor of Springtime Shows." May 10, 1963, pp. 59–70, illus. in color p. 66 (unpaginated), listed as "Room I" and from 1955
Nordland, Gerald. "Review at Mid-Life." Frontier, July 1963, pp. 23–25, mentioned in footnote p. 23 and in text p. 25, not illus.
Tuchman, Maurice. New York School, The First Generation: Paintings of the 1940s and 1950s. Exh. cat. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1965, cat. no. 41, illus. in b&w p. 106
Tuchman, Maurice. New York School, The First Generation: Paintings of the 1940s and 1950s. Paperback ed. Greenwich: New York Graphic Society Art Library, 1965, cat. no. 46, illus. in b&w p. 80
Hopkins, Henry T., ed. Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Illustrated Handbook. Berlin: Bruder Hartmann, 1965, pp. 104-105
Colorists 1950–1965. Exh. cat. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Art, 1965, unnumbered catalog, illus. in color (no page #)
Marin, John, Larry Curry, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. John Marin: 1870–1953, A Centennial Exhibition Organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Exh. cat. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1970, p. 18
Sandler, Irving. The Triumph of American Painting: A History of Abstract Expressionism. New York: Praeger, 1970, illus. in b&w and mentioned in text p. 265
Moritz, Charles, ed. Current Biography, February 1971, pp. 10-13, mentioned in text p. 12, not illus.
Tuchman, Maurice, ed. New York School: The First Generation. Greenwich: New York Graphic Society, 1971, illus. in b&w no. 46, p. 80
Ten Years of Contemporary Art Council Acquisitions, Inaugurating The New Contemporary Art Galleries. Exh. cat. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1972, illus. in b&w p. 14
Steinberg, Leo. Other Criteria: Confrontations with Twentieth-Century Art. New York: Oxford University, 1972, mentioned in text p. 285, not illus.
Wilmerding, John, ed. The Genius of American Painting. New York: William Morrow, 1973, illus. in b&w p. 301
O'Hara, Frank. "Growth and Guston." In Art Chronicles 1954–1966. New York: George Braziller, 1975, mentioned in text p. 137, not illus.
Ashton, Dore. Yes, but... A Critical Study of Philip Guston. New York: Viking, 1976, illus. in b&w p. 108
Works on Paper 1900–1960 from Southern California Collections. Exh. cat. Claremont: Montgomery Art Gallery, Pomona College, 1977,
Rodriguez, Aleida, ed. The Michael and Dorothy Blankfort Collection. Exh. cat. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1982, mentioned in text p. 43, not illus.
Mayer, Musa. Night Studio: A Memoir of Philip Guston by His Daughter. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988, illus. in color no. 47 (following p. 146)
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. 12, illus. in color p. 43, listed as "The Room"
Ashton, Dore. A Critical Study of Philip Guston. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990, illus. in b&w p. 108
Picasso, Guston, Miro, de Kooning: In vollkommener Freiheit. Exh. cat. Bremen: Neues Museum Weserberg Bremen, 1996, mentioned in text p. 96, not illus.
Auping, Michael. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Philip Guston Retrospective. Exh. cat. London: Thames & Hudson, 2003, illus. in color Plate 39, unpaginated (but would be p. 138), listed as "The Room" and mentioned in text p. 45
The Broad Contemporary Art Museum at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2008, illus. in color p. 104
Coolidge, Clark, ed. Philip Guston: Collected Writings, Lectures, and Conversations. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011, mentioned in text p. 217, not illus.
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. 123, not illus.
Dwan Gallery: Los Angeles to New York, 1959–1971. Exh. cat. Washington D.C.; London: National Gallery of Art; Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016, cat. no. 6, illus. in color p. 106 and mentioned in text pp. 32-33, 292, 296, and 369
Mayer, Musa. Night Studio: A Memoir of Philip Guston. 1988. Reprint, Munich: Sieveking Verlag; Zurich: Hauser & Wirth, 2016, illus. no. 44, illus. in color p. 93
Woodstock Artists Association: One Hundred Years of Community and Art. Woodstock: Woodstock Artists Association, 2019, illus. in color Fig. 57 p. 111
Thomas, Elly. Play and the Artist's Creative Process. New York: Routledge, 2019, mentioned in text p. 71, not illus.
Storr, Robert. Philip Guston: A Life Spent Painting. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2020, illus. in b&w p. 298 as a part of 2 photos of Guston
Hull, Roger. Alden Mason: Paintings. Exh. cat. Seattle: Alden Mason Charitable Foundation for the Arts, 2021, Fig. 2.10 illus. in color p. 97