Catalogue Raisonné

P57.009

Fable II, 1957
Oil on illustration board mounted on panel
24⅝ x 35¾ in.
62.6 x 90.8 cm
Unsigned, undated on front; Signed, dated and inscribed on reverse: Philip Guston/"FABLE" II" (backwards 'F') 1957/25 x 36/N.F.S.
Provenance
Private Collection
Exhibitions
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY, "Philip Guston", February 24, 1958 - March 22, 1958 
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
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "Philip Guston", May 03, 1962 - July 01, 1962  Travelled to:
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY, "A Selection of 20th Century Art of 3 Generations", November 24, 1964 - December 26, 1964
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, "Philip Guston, A Selective Retrospective Exhibition: 1945-1965", February 27, 1966 - March 27, 1966 
McKee Gallery, New York, NY, "Philip Guston: Paintings from the Fifties", April 22, 1995 - June 03, 1995 
Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY, "Philip Guston: Painter", April 26, 2016 - July 30, 2016 
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A V Bienal, Estados Unidos, 1959. Exh. cat. Minneapolis: Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, 1959, cat. no. 16, not illus.
XXX Biennale Internazionale D'Arte. Exh. cat. Venice: Biennale de Venice, 1960, cat. no. 7, not illus., listed as "Favola II"
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