Catalogue Raisonné


White Painting II, 1951
Oil on canvas
50 x 50⅞ in.
127.0 x 129.2 cm
Signed and dated front lower right: "Philip Guston 1951"
Private Collection, London
Auction: Sotheby's New York, Contemporary Art Part 1, May 17, 2000, Lot 45
Private Collection
Private Collection
Helyn and Ralph Goldenberg, Chicago
Mrs. William A. Pedlar, New York
Peridot Gallery, New York, NY, "Paintings 1948-1951 by Philip Guston", January 02, 1952 - January 26, 1952 
Egan Gallery, New York, NY, "Philip Guston Paintings and Drawings", January 12, 1953 - February 07, 1953 
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, "Philip Guston", May 03, 1962 - July 01, 1962  Travelled to:
David and Alfred Smart Gallery, Chicago, IL, "Abstract Expressionism: A Tribute to Harold Rosenberg", October 11, 1979 - November 25, 1979
Brach, Paul. "New York: Affirmation." Art Digest, January 15, 1953, p. 13, mentioned in text as "Number 7", not illus.
Philip Guston. Exh. cat. New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1962, cat. no. 15, not illus., Collection Mrs. William A. Pedlar, New York
Lynton, Norbert. "London Letter." Art International, February 25, 1963, pp. 68–71, illus. in b&w p. 69
Berkson, William. "Philip Guston: A New Emphasis: In These Canvases of the Sixties Doubt Itself Becomes a Form That Can Be Read as Natural Law." Arts Magazine, February 1966, pp. 15–18, mentioned in text, not illus. (as one of the White Paintings)
O'Hara, Frank. "Growth and Guston." In Art Chronicles 1954–1966. New York: George Braziller, 1975, pp. 134-141, mentioned in text p. 136 as one of "the two White Paintings of 1951", not illus.
Abstract Expressionism: A Tribute to Harold Rosenberg Paintings and Drawings from Chicago Collections. Exh. cat. Chicago: The David and Alfred Smart Gallery, the University of Chicago, 1979, cat. no. 15, not illus.