DAILY ART FIX: On the Resilience of Painter Philip Guston

Art world links which caught my eye…

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‘THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO—IT IS ALL BEGINNING!’

Philip Guston Explains Himself

My favorite painter Philip Guston caused great controversy when he broke with art world dogma to be true to his own vision. In this touching article written by his daughter, she describes how he handled the fallout.

Key quote from the article:”Recalling the Marlborough opening in a 1980 interview, my father said:‘But there were some who understood. When Bill de Kooning saw the show, he said he liked it very much. You know, everybody thought those paintings were about the hooded figures, and the bad conditions in America, and so on, and that was part of it—every artist hopes to give his own interpretation of the world—but they were about something else, too. When de Kooning saw the show, after embracing me, and congratulating me, he said: ‘You know, Philip, what your real subject is? It’s freedom!’’’

READ THE ARTICLE HERE: Resilience: Philip Guston in 1971, By Musa Mayer

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