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Philip Guston at Aurel Scheibler, Berlin, 2014. Card, press release and list of works

Philip Guston at Aurel Scheibler, Berlin, 2014. Card, press release and list of works

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Card, press release and list of works from Philip Guston exhibition at Aurel Scheibler, Berlin
1st May - 28th June 2014

The work of Philip Guston traversed art movements as diverse as Social Realism and Abstract Expressionism. After a decade of alternating between abstraction and figuration in his work, he premiered his own unsettling version of realism in 1970 to a highly critical audience. Despite its initial reception, however, his unique figurative style has had lasting influence on subsequent generations of American and European artists, heralding both postmodernism and the return to the figurative in painting. Guston's bold renewal of the figurative reflected his belief that "painting is 'impure'" which contradicted the strong affirmation of purified painting made by Ad Reinhardt in his 1957 manifesto "Twelve Rules for a New Academy." As the gallery opened its Berlin rooms last summer with an exhibition of Reinhardt's work, it is only fitting that Guston's work should be the subject of the current exhibition, evoking a return to earlier and still current debates.


Press release and list of works
Size: 21 x 30cm
pp. 7

Card:
11 x 11cm