Catalogue Raisonné


Strong Light, 1976
Oil on canvas
80½ x 69 in.
204.5 x 175.3 cm
Signed front lower left: Philip Guston; inscribed on reverse: PHILIP GUSTON/ "STRONG LIGHT"[underlined] 1976/ OIL. 80 1/2 x 69
Private Collection
Auction: Sotheby's, New York, The Macklowe Collection, November 15, 2021, Lot 8
Private Collection, New York
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands, "La Grande Parade: Highlights in Painting after 1940", December 15, 1984 - April 15, 1985
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, "High & Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture", October 07, 1990 - January 15, 1991 Travelled to:
Smith, Roberta. "The New Gustons." Art in America, January–February 1978, pp. 100–5, illus. in color p. 103
van Grevenstein, Alexander, Edy de Wilde, and Karel Schampers. La Grande Parade. Hoogtepunten van de schilderkunst na 1940/Highlights in Painting After 1940. Exh. cat. Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 1984, cat. no. 100, illus. in color p. 147
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. "An Alternative Vision: Mean Streets and Big Feet." High & Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture, October 1990, illus. in color p. 13
Varnedoe, Kirk, and Adam Gopnik. High & Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture. Exh. cat. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1990, fig. 108 illus. in color p. 221 and mentioned in text p. 223
Graham-Dixon, Andrew. "Laughing in the Dark." Independent Magazine, February 23, 1991, pp. 48–52, illus. in color p. 49
L'Art des Etats-Unis. Paris: Citadelles and Mazenod, 1992.
Graham-Dixon, Andrew. Paper Museum: Writing on Painting, Mostly. London: Harper Collins Publishers, 1996, illus. in b&w p. 198
Villa, Angelica. "$30 M. Philip Guston Painting Could Set Auction Record Amid Long-Awaited Retrospective." ARTnews, April 4, 2022. Online, mentioned in text, not illus.
Crema, Elio. "Philip Guston: dalla travagliata retrospettiva al nuovo probabile record in asta." ArtsLife (Milan), April 5, 2022. Online., mentioned in text, not illus.
Rea, Naomi. "Will the Contentious Opening of a Philip Guston Show Hurt or Help the Artist's Market? We Parsed the Auction Data to Find Out." artnet News, April 12, 2022. Online, mentioned in text, not illus.
Tarmy, James. "$1.3b divorce sale makes art collection most valuable ever." Financial Review (Australia), May 17, 2022. Online, illus. in color as part of an installation photo