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Philip Guston
American, 1913–1980
Untitled, 1953
ink on paper
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Gift of Edward R. Broida

The abstract style of Philip Guston’s early works on paper is exemplified in the drawing Untitled of 1953, where the artist creates a spare, tension-filled structure out of vigorous lines and concentrated patches of black ink. In a 1956 review of Guston’s work, Leo Steinberg commented on the slower pace of his abstractions and their sense of having been “hauled up from unspeakable depths of privacy.”

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