Hauser & Wirth | Philip Guston: On Edge | New York & Virtual Symposium


  • Pittore, 1973 Oil on canvas 184.8 x 204.5 cm / 72 3/4 x 80 1/2 in Private Collection © The Estate of Philip Guston, courtesy Hauser & Wirth Photo: Genevieve Hanson

September 9 – October 30, 2021

Philip Guston, 1969-1979
Hauser & Wirth

In-Person Viewing:
542 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011 USA

Beginning 9 September 2021, Hauser & Wirth New York will present ‘Philip Guston, 1969 – 1979,’ an exhibition focused on the breakthrough figuration that emerged in the final decade of the 20th century master’s career. Including paintings never before exhibited, the show brings together eighteen masterworks created after the artist turned away from abstraction to assert an unprecedented new figural language. While critics denounced his dramatic shift toward dark, cartoon-like imagery, the paintings of Guston’s last years are today considered milestones of modern art. They display not only great technical mastery, but uncompromising courage in directly addressing the injustices of American society. Made at the height of his creative life, the paintings on view attest to Guston’s enduring influence and astonishing relevance to contemporary artists and the public now.

In accordance with local guidelines and to ensure the health and safety of all our guests and staff, masks are required inside the exhibition, as well as proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

For further information please refer to current local guidelines provided by New York City as well as the CDC website.

Philip Guston: On Edge

A Symposium
10 Sep 2021, 10 am EDT
Livestreamed from New York City at

On the occasion of the exhibition ‘Philip Guston. 1969 – 1979’, please join us for a special day-long symposium to celebrate and discuss the work, life, and legacy of Philip Guston through a combination of panels, scholarly lectures, and individual artist responses.

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