Conversations with Philip Guston (2003)

Art historians and critics talk with Philip Guston about his ideas and new work of the 1970's. Filmed during the making of "Philip Guston: A Life Lived".

Director:

Michael Blackwood

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Jan Butterfield Jan Butterfield ... Herself
Philip Guston Philip Guston ... Himself
Charles Shere Charles Shere ... Himself
Roberta Smith Roberta Smith ... Herself
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Art historians and critics talk with Philip Guston about his ideas and new work of the 1970's as he moves away from Abstract Expressionism and shifts his focus to Figuration. With the participation of Roberta Smith, Jan Butterfield and Charles Shere, Conversations with Philip Guston becomes an intimate study of the artist's thoughts, theories, and artistic pursuits. Written by Michael Blackwood Productions

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2003 (USA) See more »

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Philip Guston: I'm actually convinced that the engagement with the subject, with the forms, the tangibility. And the pressures together, with the plastic pressures, the demands of painting. You know, where it is and what's over and what. You know, the rhythmic distribution. That engagement which is the most hell-raising and serious and impossible, and an anxiety-rhythm. The engagement you can think of produces the most unpredictable structures. And that's why so-called abstract, flat painting is ridiculous ...
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