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Painting, Number 5

Artist:
Philip Guston (American, Montreal 1913–1980 Woodstock, New York)
Date:
1952
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
46 x 40 in. (116.8 x 101.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Lawrence Sophian, 1990
Accession Number:
1990.340
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 913
Inscription: Inscribed (on verso): Philip Guston/ 51 W 10 St/N.Y.C.; #5/1952
Mrs. Lawrence Sophian, New York (by 1960–90; owned jointly with MMA 1990–98; her gift to MMA)

New York. Egan Gallery. "Philip Guston," January 12–February 7, 1953 [probably this work].

Venice. United States Pavilion. "30 Biennale internazionale d'arte," June 18–October 16, 1960, no. 1 (as "Pittura V," lent by Sig.ra Lawrence Sophian, Riverside).

Montpellier. Musée Fabre. "Abstractions Américaines, 1940–1960," July 3–October 3, 1999, no. 11.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. "Philip Guston Retrospective," March 30–June 8, 2003, no. 30 (as "Painting No. 5").

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "Philip Guston Retrospective," June 28–September 27, 2003, no. 30.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Philip Guston Retrospective," October 27, 2003–January 4, 2004, no. 30.

London. Royal Academy of Arts. "Philip Guston Retrospective," January 24–April 12, 2004, no. 30.

New York. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. "The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860–1989," January 30–April 19, 2009 (p. 151).

Paul Brach. "Affirmation." Art Digest 27 (January 15, 1953), p. 13, calls it "Number 5" [probably this work].

Amélie Gastaut in Abstractions Américaines, 1940–1960. Exh. cat., Musée Fabre. Paris, 1999, p. 62–63, no. 11, ill. (color), notes that this painting belongs to a series of ten executed during the summer of 1952.

Bert Winther–Tamaki in The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860–1989. Exh. cat., Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. New York, 2009, p. 151.



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