Philip Guston

The Private Eye of Philip Guston: The Gemini Editions
May 14, 2008July 11, 2008

Shortly before his death in June 1980, Philip Guston collaborated with the renowned print studio, Gemini G.E.L., on a suite of twenty-five lithographs. These prints perfectly manifest the bold, figurative style of Guston's late work, which had sent shockwaves through the art world in 1970 as a radical departure from his trademark abstract expressionism. Like his late paintings and drawings, the Gemini editions are brooding ruminations of Guston's personal life, depicting everyday objects found in his studio, like shoes, chairs, easel, brushes and flatirons, as well as heads, eyes, and knobby-kneed legs. Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl will have a selection of these Guston lithographs on view from May 14 - July 11, 2008.