Catalogue Raisonné

P61.003

The Tale, 1961
Oil on canvas
68½ x 72 in.
174.0 x 182.9 cm
Signed front lower right: Philip Guston
Provenance
Anderson Collection at Stanford University, Gift of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson, and Mary Patricia Anderson Pence, 2014.1.046
Collection of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson
Collection Dr. and Mrs. Winston H. Price, Baltimore
Exhibitions
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "Philip Guston", May 03, 1962 - July 01, 1962  Travelled to:
Tate Gallery, London, England, "Painting & Sculpture of a Decade: 54-64", April 22, 1964 - June 28, 1964
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY, "Philip Guston, Recent Paintings and Drawings", January 12, 1966 - February 13, 1966 
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
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, Philip Guston: New Works in San Francisco, December 21, 1978 - January 21, 1979 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, "Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection", October 07, 2000 - January 15, 2001
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy, "Philip Guston and the Poets", May 10, 2017 - September 03, 2017 
Anderson Collection at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, "Left of Center: Five Years of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University", September 20, 2019 - September 20, 2020
Bibliography
O'Hara, Frank. "Growth and Guston." ARTnews, May 1962, pp. 31–33, 51–52, illus. in color p. 33 (full page)
Berkson, Bill. "Art Chronicle." Kulchur, Autumn 1962, pp. 30–40, mentioned in text p. 38, not illus.
Philip Guston. Exh. cat. New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1962, cat. no. 89, illus. in color p. 9 and cover
Rosenblum, Robert. "The Art of Today." Response (Princeton), April 1963, pp. 16–21, Plate No. 1 illus. in color p. 17 (unpaginated)
Painting and Sculpture of a Decade: 54–64. Exh. cat. London: Tate Gallery, 1964, cat. no. 173, illus p. 153
Guston, Philip, Harold Rosenberg, and Jewish Museum. Philip Guston: Recent Paintings and Drawings. Introduction by Sam Hunter. Exh. cat. New York: Jewish Museum, 1965, cat. no. 6, illus. in b&w, Collection Dr. and Mrs. Winston H. Price, Baltimore
Berkson, William. "Philip Guston: A New Emphasis: In These Canvases of the Sixties Doubt Itself Becomes a Form That Can Be Read as Natural Law." Arts Magazine, February 1966, pp. 15–18, illus. in b&w and mentioned in text p. 16
The New American Painting and Sculpture: The First Generation, from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, Including Promised Gifts. Brochure. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1969, cat. no. 39, not illus.
Rosenberg, Harold. "Liberation from Detachment." The New Yorker, November 7, 1970, pp. 136–41, mentioned in text p. 139, not illus.
Rosenberg, Harold. The De-Definition of Art: Action Art to Pop to Earthworks. New York: Horizon Press, 1972, mentioned in text p. 137, not illus
O'Hara, Frank. "Growth and Guston." In Art Chronicles 1954–1966. New York: George Braziller, 1975, illus. in b&w p. 140, Fig. 5. Also mentioned in text p. 141
San Francisco Chronicle. [Article title unknown]. Sunday Datebook, October 1, 2000, illus. in color on cover, pg. 1
Celebrating Modern Art: Highlights of the Anderson Collection. Exh. cat. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2000, cat. no. 107 p. 366: ref. p. 25; ref., p. 58; illus. in color plate 29 p. 88
Wood, Sura. "Anderson Collection Has a New Home." Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco), September 25, 2014, pp. 21 and 26, illus. in color p. 21
A Family Affair: Modern and Contemporary American Art from the Anderson Collection at Stanford University. Stanford: Anderson Collection at Stanford University, 2014, illus. in color Plate 46 p. 118 and mentioned in text p. 38
"Philip Guston and the Poets at Gallerie dell'Accademia di Venezia, May 10–September 3, 2017." Arts Summary. Blog. May 13, 2017. Online, illus. in color
Philip Guston & The Poets. Exh. cat. Essay by Kosme de Barañano. Hauser & Wirth, 2017, illus. in color p. 72
Left of Center: Five Years of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University. Exh. cat. Stanford: Anderson Collection at Stanford University, 2019, Plate 3 illus. in color p. 18 (unpaginated)
Caliandro, Christian. "L'arte rotta (VII). Imprevisto e libertà secondo gli artisti." Artribune (Rome), February 24, 2020. Online, illus. in color as part of an installation photo
Storr, Robert. Philip Guston: A Life Spent Painting. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2020, No. 75 illus. in color p. 87
Mayer, Musa. Philip Guston. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2021, illus. in color p. 42 and mentioned in text p. 40