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Strong Light by Philip Guston

Philip Guston

Strong Light, 1976

Oil on canvas
204.5 x 175.3 cm (80.5 x 69 in)
Unique artwork
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Momentum 12M
Last recorded sale at Sotheby's, New York (16 Nov 2021)

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Past Sales
ImageSale dateAuction houseLocationSale nameLot No.EstimatePrice SoldConditionTitle
Nov 16, 2021
Sotheby'sNew YorkThe Macklowe Collection8
$****** - ******
Strong Light
Artwork Description



204.5 x 175.3 cm (80.5 x 69 in)


oil on canvas


signed; signed, titled and dated 1976 on the reverse


David McKee Gallery, New York

Acquired by the present owner from the above in March 1984


Roberta Smith, "The New Gustons," Art in America, January - February 1978, p. 103, illustrated in color

Andrew Graham-Dixon, “Laughing in the Dark,” Independent Magazine , February 1991, p. 49, illustrated in color

Raymond Ward, "The 411," Chicago Crusader, 16 February 1991, p. 11, illustrated

"An Alternative Vision: Mean Streets and Big Feet," High & Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture , New York 1991, p. 13, illustrated in color

Jennifer Martin, L'art des Etats-Unis, Paris 1992, illustrated

Andrew Graham-Dixon, Paper Museum: Writing on Painting, Mostly, London 1996, p. 198, illustrated, and pp. 199-204 (text)

Philip Guston Catalogue Raisonné, ongoing, no. P76.025, illustrated in color (online)


Philip Guston

1913 - 1980

Strong Light

signed; signed, titled and dated 1976 on the reverse

oil on canvas

80 ½ by 69 in. 204.5 by 175.3 cm.