Catalogue Raisonné

P63.001

Smoker, 1963
Oil on canvas
70 x 76 in.
177.8 x 193.0 cm
Unsigned, undated
Provenance
State of New York, The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Art Collection
Exhibitions
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY, "Philip Guston, Recent Paintings and Drawings", January 12, 1966 - February 13, 1966 
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, "Philip Guston, A Selective Retrospective Exhibition: 1945-1965", February 27, 1966 - March 27, 1966 
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA, "Altered States: Conservation, Analysis and the Interpretation of Works of Art", April 02, 1994 - May 29, 1994 Travelled to:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA, "Philip Guston Now", May 01, 2022 - September 11, 2022 
Bibliography
Ashton, Dore. "Philip Guston, the Painter as Metaphysician." Studio International, February 1965, pp. 64–67, illus. in b&w p. 64 as part of a photo photo of Guston sitting in front of the work
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. 14, illus. in b&w (no pg. #)
Philip Guston: A Selective Retrospective Exhibition: 1945–1965. Exh. brochure. Waltham: The Poses Institute of Fine Arts, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, 1966, cat. no. 25
Carroll, Maurice. "Vandal Slashes 8 Big Paintings At Albany Mall." The New York Times, May 4, 1985, pp. 1 and 32, mentioned in text p. 32, not illus.
Empire State Plaza Art Commission. The Empire State Collection: Art for the Public. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1987, illus. in color p. 69 and mentioned in text pp. 68-69
Altered States: Conservation, Analysis and the Interpretation of Works of Art. Exh. cat. South Hadley: Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, 1994, illus. in color p. 89 (fig. 14a After treatment), illus. in b&w p. 90 (fig. 14b Before treatment) and in b&w p. 91 (fig. 14c During treatment)
Ringler Jr., Kenneth J., Glenn D. Lowry, and Dennis R. Anderson. The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Art Collection and Plaza Memorials. New York: Rizzoli International, 2002, illus. in color p. 75, described in text pp. 76-77
Laster, Paul. "Philip Guston: A Life Lived Through Art." Art & Object (Chapel Hill), July 21, 2020. Online, mentioned in text, not illus.
Cooper, Harry, Mark Godfrey, Alison de Lima Greene, and Kate Nesin. Philip Guston Now. Exh. cat. Washington D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2020, illus. in color Plate 55 p. 76
Note
Work was vandalized (as were six other paintings in the Empire State Plaza Art Collection) on May 3, 1985. Work was restored in 1988 at the Williamstown Regional Art Conservation Lab