Philip GustonRoom 1980

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Artist
Philip Guston (1913‑1980)
Title
Room
Date 1980
MediumLithograph on paper
Dimensionsimage: 730 x 1016 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by David and Renée McKee through the American Federation of Arts 1984
Reference
P11072
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Catalogue entry

P11072 Room 1980 [P11072-P11079]

P11073 East Side 1980
P11074 Rug 1980
P11075 Summer 1980
P11076 Sea 1980
P11077 Car 1980
P11078 Elements 1980
P11079 Coat 1980

Eight lithographs in range 18 × 28 (457 × 711) - 30 × 39 762 × 991), printed and published by Gemini GEL, Los Angeles
All inscribed ‘Philip Guston ‘80’ in various places and numbered ‘22/50’. Each also inscribed with the title and impressed with the printer's and publisher's stamp
Presented by David and Renée McKee through the American Federation of the Arts 1984

P11072-P11079 form the complete set of lithographs published by Gemini GEL as the first Guston portfolio in 1980. P07999 and P77009 are from the second and third portfolio respectively. Guston began collaborating with Gemini GEL in November 1979 working on transfer paper and aluminium plates under the guidance of Serge Lozingot. Within two weeks Guston had executed sixteen transfer drawings and plates which were subsequently processed at Gemini GEL and returned to him in December. By this time Guston had completed twenty more images, ten on transfer paper and ten on plates. On 6 December he authorised the printing of fourteen images from the first group and, on 8 February, eleven images from the second group. Seventeen completed editions were signed at the beginning of April 1980… (read more)

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