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Philip Guston by Peter Benson Miller
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Mar 17, 2011

it was amazing
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Read in February, 2011

This is a catalogue for the current exhibit at the Phillips Gallery in DC. It is a beautiful book with great essays. I knew something about his codes and have been inspired by the accumulation of objects in his paintings. Guston voraciously absorbs experience and integrates allusions to what he has painted. So he uses roman spoglio, landscape shapes, hooded monks, the Italian emblemata, to further the allusions of his language of things: piles of shoes, legs, cigar smoking kkk, brick walls, guns.....
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