Philip Guston’s Nixon Paintings and Drawings Profiled in NYT

October 31st, 2016

The Nixon-era drawings of Philip Guston are profiled in the NYT this week, a series of satirical portraits of the president that the artist made during the early 1970’s.  “My father often had intense periods of work,” says Guston’s daughter, Musa Mayer. “It was not unusual for him to work almost around the clock. But the Nixon drawings are unique in being focused on this kind of external story and life. I think that reading what Philip Roth had done inspired him to think that maybe he could do that, too.”

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