Philip Guston – Rug
Dimensions: 19.5 x 29″ paper / 19.5 x 29″ plate
Medium: lithograph on Rives BFK paper
Edition: 28/50, 11 APs in ed
PHILIP GUSTON (1913-1980)
lithograph, on Rives BFK paper, 1980, signed, titled and dated in pencil, numbered 28/50 (there were also eleven artist’s proofs), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, with their blindstamps and ink stamp on the reverse, the full sheet, in very good condition framed
Sheet: 19 ½ x 29 in. (495 x 737 mm.)
Rug belongs to a suite of 25 lithographs done by Guston. The Gemini editions, like Guston’s late drawings and paintings, are brooding ruminations of Guston’s personal life. Out of 40 images that Guston had drawn between December 1979 and February 1980, 25 were ultimately printed and published. The Gemini editions are deeply autobiographical and act as a window into Philip Guston’s personal life.