If you’ve ever wondered, “what’s so great about Philip Guston?” you should read this article by Kim Krause. I think it’s dead on. It articulates his influence and importance in my own work and seems so relevant to the state of painting today.
I actually met Philip Guston’s daughter, Musa Mayer, a few days ago. Those kinds of meetings never go as you think they will, but it was very nice to get a chance to meet her. If you haven’t read her book Night Studio, I highly recommend it. It’s a very personal account of her relationship with her father.