Catalogue Raisonné

P61.002

Duo, 1961
Oil on canvas
72⅛ x 68 in.
183.2 x 172.7 cm
Signed front lower left: Philip Guston
Provenance
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Exhibitions
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "American Abstract Expressionists and Imagists", October 13, 1961 - December 31, 1961
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "Philip Guston", May 03, 1962 - July 01, 1962  Travelled to:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "Selections from the Museum Collection", April 02, 1964 - April 13, 1964
XXXII Esposizione Biennale Internazionale d'Arte, Venice, Italy, "Arte d'oggi de musei", June 20, 1964 - October 18, 1964
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "Paintings from the Collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum", April 30, 1965 - October 03, 1965
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, "Philip Guston, A Selective Retrospective Exhibition: 1945-1965", February 27, 1966 - March 27, 1966 
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "Museum Collection", April 23, 1966 - September 18, 1966
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH, "Paintings from the Guggenheim Museum: A Loan Exhibition of Modern Paintings Covering the Period 1949-1965 from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum", October 03, 1969 - March 29, 1970
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "Selections from the Guggenheim Museum Collection 1900-1970", May 01, 1970 - September 13, 1970
Centre College, Danville, KY, "Postwar Painting from the Guggenheim", September 05, 1972 - June 02, 1973
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "American Painters through Two Decades from the Museum Collection", February 23, 1973 - April 01, 1973
Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus, OH, "Aspects of Postwar Painting in America", January 15, 1976 - February 29, 1976
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "Acquisition Priorities: Aspects of Postwar Painting in America", October 15, 1976 - January 16, 1977
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "Collection: Art in America after World War II", January 18, 1979 - February 25, 1979
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "1900-1980 from the Guggenheim Museum Collection", May 23, 1980 - November 02, 1980
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "Contemporary Americans: Museum Collection and Recent Acquisitions", January 29, 1981 - April 12, 1981
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "The New York School: Four Decades, Museum Collection and Loans", July 01, 1982 - August 29, 1982
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, "20th Century Painting and Modern Sculpture - Modern Art in the West", October 01, 1983 - December 25, 1983
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "Painterly Visions, 1940-1984: The Guggenheim", June 28, 1985 - September 02, 1985
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "Fifty Years of Collecting: Painting Since World War II in North America", February 04, 1987 - March 13, 1988
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, "Return to the Figure: Three Studies: Philip Guston, Jean Helion, Irene Rice Pereira", April 07, 1988 - August 28, 1988
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "Viewpoints: Postwar Painting and Sculpture", December 09, 1988 - January 22, 1989
Centre Cultural de la Fundacio "la Caixa", Barcelona, Spain, "Made in USA 1940-1970 Abstract Expressionism to Pop", January 21, 1999 - April 04, 1999 Travelled to:
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, "Philip Guston: A New Alphabet, The Late Transition", September 23, 2000 - February 04, 2001 
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "The Global Guggenheim: Selections from the Extended Collection", February 01, 2001 - April 22, 2001
Foro Boairo, Modena, Italy, "Action Painting: Dal disegno all'opera, arte americana 1940-1970", November 21, 2004 - February 27, 2005
Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain, "Art Informel and Abstract Expressionism in the Guggenheim Collections", March 08, 2005 - November 15, 2005
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, "Guggenheim Collection: 1940s to Now: New York - Venice - Bilbao - Berlin", June 30, 2007 - October 07, 2007
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., "The Guggenheim: The Making of a Museum", November 17, 2009 - February 04, 2010
Arca, ex Chiesa di San Marco, Vercelli, Italy, "Peggy e Solomon R. Guggenheim: le avanguardie dell'astrazione", February 20, 2010 - May 30, 2010
Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain, "Painterly Abstraction, 1949-1969: Selections from the Guggenheim Collections", June 14, 2011 - January 08, 2012
Royal Academy of Arts, London, England, "Abstract Expressionism", September 24, 2016 - January 02, 2017 Travelled to:
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