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  • Collection: Philip Guston's Travels

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This was Guston's last commissioned mural, before moving fully into easel painting.

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Guston completed this mural with his wife, Musa McKim. It is remarkable that he decided to take this commission even though he had a steady income at the University of Iowa.

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Guston described this painting as his first mature easel painting, created in Iowa City after taking a teaching position at the University of Iowa.

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Guston won this prestigious commission for the mural on the facade of the Works Progress Administration building at the 1939 New York World's Fair in Queens.

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Guston painted this mural in a post office in Commerce, GA, under the auspices of the Treasury Section, after finally getting on relief.

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This painting was done in New York after Guston moved from LA to NY, while he was waiting to be put on relief by the WPA.

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This mural was painted in the TB wing of the City of Hope hospitals in Duarte, CA, a suburb north of Downtown LA.

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This mural was painted in Morelia, Mexico with Reuben Kadish. Jules Langser was their assistant. They received the commission with the help of David Alfaro Siquieros and Diego Rivera.

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This mural was painted in the Worker's Alliance Center in Los Angeles, CA, by Guston, Reuben Kadish, and Sande McCoy (Pollock)

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This is a drawing made in preparation for a larger painting, which is now lost. Guston was just 17 years old and had recently been expelled from Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles.