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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM PRESENTS FIRST PHILIP GUSTON DRAWING RETROSPECTIVE IN TWENTY YEARS

Press release date: 
Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Philip Guston: Works on Paper
May 2 through August 31, 2008

** Press Preview: Thursday, May 1, 2008, 10 a.m. until noon **

"It is the nakedness of drawing that I like. The act of drawing is what locates, suggests, discovers. . ." — Philip Guston

The extraordinary drawings of Philip Guston (1913–1980) are the subject of a major exhibition at The Morgan Library & Museum, on view from May 2 through August 31, 2008. Together with Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, Guston is recognized as one of the most influential American artists of the twentieth century. The exhibition marks the first retrospective of his drawings in twenty years and the Morgan is the only American venue.