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Usually I am on a work for a long stretch, until a moment arrives when the air of the arbitrary vanishes, and the paint falls into positions that feel destined.

Philip Guston

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His mother supported his artistic inclinations and he often made drawings in a small closet lit by a hanging bulb. Before dropping out of Otis Guston spent a night in the studio making drawings of these figurative plasters scattered all over the studio floor. Vrain Schwankovsky and were introduced to modern European art oriental philosophy theosophy and mystic literature.

Philip Guston (June 27 1913 – June 7 1980) was a painter and printmaker in the New York School which included many of the abstract expressionists such as Jackson Pollock and Willem De Kooning.

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