Exhibition by American Master Philip Guston Opens at the Phillips Collection

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WASHINGTON, DC.- This winter, The Phillips Collection showcases the work of modern master Philip Guston (1913–1980). The exhibition shines a spotlight on a pivotal moment in the artist’s illustrious career, revealing the evolution of his personal aesthetic. The exhibition open on Feb. 12, 2011, and remain on view through May 15. “From acquiring Guston’s powerfully abstract Native’s Return in 1958 to exhibiting his most recent works on paper in 1981, the Phillips has a long history of supporting this complex artist’s periods of exploration and breakthrough,” said Dorothy Kosinski, director of The Phillips Collection. “This exhibition focuses on an important moment of transition in Guston’s career.” From the films of Federico Fellini to the vestiges of ancient Rome and the works of Italian masters, Philip Guston drew inspiration throughout his career from Italian art