Night Studio: A Memoir of Philip Guston by his Daughter Musa Mayer
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A richly textured look back at Philip Guston's life and work by his daughter, Musa Mayer. Guston's career as a painter was both appraised and condemned over the course of his development, moving from the contemporary field of abstract expressionism to a political, symbolic and indelicate kind of figuration. Mayer's intimate and touching book, as much an investigation as a biography, chronicles Guston's life with moving prose textured by poetry excerpts, illustrations, and photographs. Looking into the artist's dualities; the complete shift in his work, the wanting-to-be-a-part-of and such an aesthetic rebellion, the hatred of loneliness and his essential solitude, his wanting to connect and an impenetrable distance––the psychology of which, having inspired this book, is a chance to interpret an artist's life and work in a uniquely personal, hopeful way.
Back Cover: Philip Guston, The Studio, oil on canvas, 48x42 in., 1969.
With 106 photographs, paintings, and drawings (11 in colour).