The Easel

Phillip Guston: Hilarious and Horrifying

Beautifully written synopsis of a new book on Phillip Guston, the late American artist. Acclaimed in the late 1940’s as a major Abstract painter, he then turned his back on the style that had brought him fame. By 1970 he had developed a more modernist style that was influential among younger artists but did not gain wider recognition until a retrospective one year after his death in 1980.