Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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.

Rob's comment:
I bet he also happily ponders the "kinship" of this kind of "art" with a successful con job. Philip Guston, meet Christopher Wool.

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