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Poor Richard by Philip Guston

Afterword by Harry Cooper.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Poor Richard by Philip Guston.'

Philip Guston痴 legendary, prescient political satire of Richard Nixon

In the summer of 1971葉wo years before the Watergate hearings由ichard Nixon was an incumbent whose grip on power was being tested by the Pentagon Papers. Inspired in part by the work of his friend Philip Roth, who had just finished the novel Our Gang, Philip Guston began drawing the object of his political anger and despair由ichard Nixon, transformed into the character 撤oor Richard, rendered with a distinctively phallic nose and scrotal jowls, and accompanied by henchmen Spiro Agnew, John Mitchell, and Henry Kissinger.

Guston carefully sequenced the drawings in 1971 and planned to publish them as a book, even designing an original title page. But he held back, and the images were never released during his lifetime; only in 2001 were they first exhibited, accompanied by a publication of the series from the University of Chicago Press by Debra Bricker Balken. Today, as we face yet another moment of presidential crisis and global turmoil, Poor Richard is more relevant than ever.

Poor Richard by Philip Guston brings Guston痴 series back into print. Following Guston痴 own sequencing, layout and original title page from 1971, Poor Richard by Philip Guston presents this shockingly fresh, delightfully profane series, with beautiful new reproductions. The publication marks the promised gift of these 73 drawings by The Guston Foundation to the National Gallery of Art, where they will be preserved and studied as a monument of contemporary satirical art and virtuoso drawing.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Poor Richard by Philip Guston.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Art In America

Editors

Philip Guston Now is the catalogue for a traveling exhibition that was supposed to open at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., this summer. Though that may yet happen, what we have for now is a lushly illustrated book with scholarly essays on various aspects of Guston痴 work by that exhibition痴 four curators. It is accompanied by Poor Richard, a slim volume containing a selection of Guston痴 satirical drawings of Richard Nixon, created in the summer of 1971, two years before Watergate [...] Together, the two books emphasize Guston痴 intense involvement in the world outside the studio.

Washington Post

Sebastian Smee

Nixon critics tend to associate his name not just with lying and abuse of power, but also with maudlin sentimentalism and elaborate excuse-making. A half-century later, as we approach the end of the first term of a president who, for many people, has taken these same characteristics to a new and rarefied level, Guston痴 Nixon drawings look freshly relevant.

Hyperallergic

Michael Glover

Poor Richard brings together the suite of outrageous, wacky, scatological, anti-Nixon drawings that Guston committed to two spiral-bound notebooks in the privacy of his studio in Woodstock in 1971, and which remained unpublished for 30 years.

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'Poor Richard by Philip Guston' is "freshly relevant" as we approach the 2020 elections

'Poor Richard by Philip Guston' is "freshly relevant" as we approach the 2020 elections

Featured drawing is reproduced from Poor Richard by Philip Guston, the artist's legendary political satire of the second most egregious President in recent American history. For anyone looking for a graphically absorbing diversion from today's overwhelmingly confusing election politics, this book is perfection. "Nixon critics tend to associate his name not just with lying and abuse of power," Sebastian Smee writes in the Washington Post, "but also with maudlin sentimentalism and elaborate excuse-making. A half-century later, as we approach the end of the first term of a president who, for many people, has taken these same characteristics to a new and rarefied level, Guston痴 Nixon drawings look freshly relevant." continue to blog


PHILIP GUSTON MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Philip Guston: Painter

PHILIP GUSTON: PAINTER

HAUSER & WIRTH PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783952446126
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Pub Date: 4/26/2016
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Philip Guston Now

PHILIP GUSTON NOW

D.A.P./NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART

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Pub Date: 6/2/2020
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Poor Richard by Philip Guston

POOR RICHARD BY PHILIP GUSTON

Afterword by Harry Cooper.

D.A.P./NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART

ISBN: 9781942884576
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Pub Date: 6/2/2020
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Resilience: Philip Guston in 1971

RESILIENCE: PHILIP GUSTON IN 1971

Text by Musa Mayer.

HAUSER & WIRTH PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783906915470
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Pub Date: 10/22/2019
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Philip Guston & the Poets

PHILIP GUSTON & THE POETS

Edited with text by Kosme de Baraano.

HAUSER & WIRTH PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783906915005
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Pub Date: 6/27/2017
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Philip Guston: Nixon Drawings

PHILIP GUSTON: NIXON DRAWINGS

Text by Musa Mayer, Debra Bricker Balken. Contributions by Phong Bui, William Corbett, Irving Sandler, Lisa Yuskavage, Bob Mankoff, Katy Siegel.

HAUSER & WIRTH PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783906915029
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Pub Date: 6/27/2017
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Philip Guston: Late Paintings

PHILIP GUSTON: LATE PAINTINGS

Edited by Paul Nesbitt. Text by David Anfam, Philip Larratt-Smith, Paul Nesbitt.

THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN EDINBURGH

ISBN: 9781906129903
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Pub Date: 9/29/2015
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Philip Guston: Late Works

PHILIP GUSTON: LATE WORKS

WALTHER KNIG, KLN

ISBN: 9783942680479
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Pub Date: 3/31/2014
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Philip Guston: Roma

PHILIP GUSTON: ROMA

Text by Dore Ashton, Peter Benson Miller.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775726320
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Pub Date: 4/30/2011
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Philip Guston Works on Paper

PHILIP GUSTON WORKS ON PAPER

Edited by Christoph Schreier, Michael Semff. Text by Poul Erik Tojner, Isabel Dervaux, Christoph Schreier.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775719094
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Pub Date: 6/1/2007
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Philip Guston: Paintings 1947-1979

PHILIP GUSTON: PAINTINGS 1947-1979

Contributions by Michael Auping, Martin Hentschel, Christoph Schreier.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775708968
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Pub Date: 4/2/2000
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