Catalogue Raisonné

P57.003

The Clock, 1957
Oil on canvas
76 x 64⅛ in.
193.0 x 162.9 cm
Signed front lower center: Philip Guston; inscribed on reverse: PHILIP GUSTON/"THE CLOCK" 1957/"76" x "64"
Provenance
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Bliss Parkinson
Mrs. Bliss Parkinson
Mrs. Sherman J. Sexton, Chicago
Exhibitions
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY, "Philip Guston", February 24, 1958 - March 22, 1958 
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
US Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia, Venice , Italy, "Quattro Artisti Americani: Guston, Hofmann, Kline, Roszak, XXX Biennale Venezia", June 18, 1960 - October 16, 1960
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Recent Acquisitions", December 20, 1960 - February 14, 1961
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL, "The Sidney Janis Painters", April 08, 1961 - May 07, 1961
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "Philip Guston", May 03, 1962 - July 01, 1962  Travelled to:
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Art in a Changing World: 1884 - 1964: Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collection", May 24, 1964 - October 14, 1964
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Art in a Changing World: 1885 - 1964: Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collection", July 07, 1966 - October 05, 1966
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Art in a Changing World: 1884 - 1964: Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collection", June 30, 1967 - September 26, 1967
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Art in a Changing World: 1884 - 1964: Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collection", September 26, 1967 - February 19, 1968
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Art in a Changing World: 1884 - 1964: Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collection", June 26, 1968 - June 1969
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
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, "American Art Since 1945: A Loan Exhibition from the Museum of Modern Art", September 15, 1972 - October 22, 1972
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, "American Art Since 1945 from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art", October 20, 1975 - November 30, 1975 Travelled to:
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, "American Art Since 1945", May 09, 1977 - June 30, 1977
Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, "American Abstract Expressionists", August 13, 1981 - September 12, 1981
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Selections from the Permanent Collection, Painting and Sculpture", March 27, 1985 - December 23, 1985
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Selections from the Permanent Collection, Painting and Sculpture", February 17, 1989 - October 25, 1989
Musee d'Art Moderne Villeneuve d'Ascq, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France, "Blast! European Surrealism and American Abstract Expressionism", December 02, 1989 - February 19, 1990
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Philip Guston: Works from the Collection", May 28, 1992 - July 26, 1992 
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany, "Philip Guston: Gemälde 1947 - 1979", September 02, 1999 - November 01, 1999  Travelled to:
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Painting and Sculpture Changes 2008", December 10, 2008 - May 02, 2010
Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany, "Le grand geste!: informel und Abstraker Expressionismus, 1946-1964", April 10, 2010 - August 01, 2010
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "Abstract Expressionist New York: The Big Picture", October 03, 2010 - April 25, 2011 Travelled to:
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