Artwork Description

Philip Guston – Roma

Dimensions: 10.5 x 12.5″ framed / 10 x 12″ unframed
Year: 1971
Medium: oil on canvas board

Philip Guston 10 x 12″
Authenticated by the Guston Foundation
Appears in Guston Catalogue Raisonne

Philip Guston is one of the most celebrated painters of the New York School. Along with Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning, he was a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism, and his paintings are prominently displayed at more than 100 major museums throughout the world including the Centre Pompidou in Paris; Reina Sofia in Madrid; Guggenheim, Met, Whitney and MoMA in New York; SFMoMA; Stedelijk in Amsterdam; London’s Tate Modern; and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

Turner Carroll is honored to represent this extraordinary painting from his celebrated Roma series–the groundbreaking body of work he painted in Italy while he was a resident at the American Academy in Rome from 1970-1971. It was in Rome, with this series of paintings, where Guston refined his unique language of symbolic imagery inspired by the environment of classical Roman gardens and sites from antiquity. The whites, pinks, and salmon tones of works such as this one from this most fertile time in his career convey the influence of the pure palette he found in Italian masters such as Raphael, and the purity of form in Italian architecture.

A major international retrospective of Guston’s paintings will be held at the Tate, National Gallery, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 2022.

Please inquire directly with Turner Carroll to learn more about and to purchase this work.