Daily Art – City Limits, Philip Guston

Daily Artwork — “City Limits, Philip Guston, 1969”

Use the images posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of an artwork critique.

“In City Limits, Guston’s hooded characters squeeze into a car, like clowns, as if to go cause trouble in town. His Klansmen often undertook myriad tasks in his paintings, but more than most, this image reflects an aspect of Guston’s original motivation for switching back towards realism: a growing fear at the spread of political disorder and upheaval in America.”  (Via Wikipaintings)

1969 — City Limits.  Oil paint on canvas. Neo-Expressionism style. Philip Guston (1913-1980). Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, NY, USA (not currently on display).

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