Eyesore of the Week: "Alchemist" by Philip Guston
In the May 30 edition of The New Yorker:
Philip Guston painted "Alchemist" in 1960 during a period of intense soul-searching about the kinship of abstraction and realism, which later led him back to the figure. It's one of eighty-nine stirring works, made between 1957 and 1967, at the Hauser & Wirth gallery through July 29.
I bet he also happily ponders the "kinship" of this kind of "art" with a successful con job. Philip Guston, meet Christopher Wool.