Catalogue Raisonné


The Evidence, 1957
Oil on canvas
65 x 68 in.
165.1 x 172.7 cm
Signed front lower right: Philip Guston; inscribed on reverse: PHILIP GUSTON/ "THE EVIDENCE" 1957/ "65" X 68"
Private Collection, promised gift to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Mrs. Paul Wattis, San Francisco
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Heller
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY, "Philip Guston", February 24, 1958 - March 22, 1958 
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, "The Museum and Its Friends, Eighteen Living American Artists Selected by the Friends of the Whitney Museum, Second Loan Exhibition", March 05, 1959 - April 12, 1959
Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, "V Bienal, Estados Unidos, 1959", September 21, 1959 - December 31, 1959
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, "The Ben Heller Collection of Paintings of the School of New York", September 22, 1961 - October 22, 1961 Travelled to:
University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX, "Six Painters: Mondrian, Guston, Kline, De Kooning, Pollock, Rothko", February 23, 1967 - April 02, 1967
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, Philip Guston: New Works in San Francisco, December 21, 1978 - January 21, 1979 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, "Philip Guston, Retrospective 1930 - 1979", May 15, 1980 - June 29, 1980  Travelled to:
McKee Gallery, New York, NY, "Philip Guston: Paintings from the Fifties", April 22, 1995 - June 03, 1995 
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, "Philip Guston Retrospective", March 30, 2003 - June 08, 2003  Travelled to:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, "[Unknown Title]", May 2016 - October 2016
Ashton, Dore. "Art." Arts & Architecture, May 1958, pp. 5, 28–29, illus. in b&w p. 28, Courtesy Sidney Janis Gallery, listed as "The Evidence"
A V Bienal, Estados Unidos, 1959. Exh. cat. Minneapolis: Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, 1959, cat. no. 15, not illus., shown as "The Evidence", Collection Mr. and Mrs. Ben Heller, New York, NY
The Museum and Its Friends: Second Loan Exhibition. Exh. cat. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1959, unnumbered catalog, not illus.
Alloway, Lawrence. "Book Reviews: Ashton on Guston." Arts Review, July 23–August 12, 1961, pp. 17, 20, mentioned in text p. 17, not illus.
The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Heller. Exh. cat. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1961, unnumbered catalog, illus. in b&w p. 29, mentioned in text p. 9
Levin, Kim. "Guston." In Art USA Now: 102 Vital Contemporary American Painters, vol. 1. Edited by Lee Nordness. Lucerne: C. J. Bucher, 1962, illus. in b&w no. 3 (but labeled as no. 4), p. 220
Six Painters: Mondrian, Guston, Kline, De Kooning, Pollock, Rothko. Exh. cat. Houston: University of St. Thomas Art Department, 1967, cat. no. 18, not illus., listed as "The Evidence"
Stoffley-Santiago, Mary. "Philip Guston—A Thorough Preview." Artweek, January 13, 1979, pp. 1, 16, mentioned in text pp. 1 and 16, not illus.
Butterfield, Jan. "A Very Anxious Fix: Philip Guston." Images & Issues, Summer 1980, pp. 30–35, mentioned in text pp. 32 and 34, not illus.
Philip Guston. Exh. cat. New York: George Braziller, 1980, cat. no. 30, illus. in b&w plate 24 p. 68
Hill, Andrea. "No Picnic: Philip Guston at the Whitney." Artscribe, August 1981, pp. 19–21, mentioned in text p. 21, not illus.
Philip Guston: Paintings from the Fifties. Exh. cat. New York: McKee Gallery, 1995, cat. no. 11, illus. in color (no page #)
Philip Guston Tableaux / Paintings 1947 - 1979. Exh. cat. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2000, mentioned in text p. 35
Auping, Michael. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Philip Guston Retrospective. Exh. cat. London: Thames & Hudson, 2003, illus. in color Plate 41, unpaginated (but would be p. 140), listed as "The Evidence"
Slifkin, Robert. "Philip Guston's Return to Figuration and the "1930s Renaissance" of the 1960s." The Art Bulletin 93, no. 2 (2011): pp. 220–42, Fig. 5 illus. in b&w p. 223 and mentioned in text pp. 222, 227 and 238
Coolidge, Clark, ed. Philip Guston: Collected Writings, Lectures, and Conversations. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011, mentioned in text p. 219, not illus.
Slifkin, Robert. Out of Time: Philip Guston and the Refiguration of Postwar American Art. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013, illus. in color plate 3
Miller, Peter Benson, ed. Go Figure! New Perspectives on Guston. New York: American Academy in Rome; New York Review of Books, 2014, illus. in color Fig. 38 p. 105 (unpaginated) as "The Evidence." Also mentioned in text pp. 91 ("The Evidence"), 104 ("Evidence"), 111 ("Evidence"), and footnote 20 on p. 111
The Campaign for Art: Gifts for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2016, illus. in color p. 31
Thomas, Elly. Play and the Artist's Creative Process. New York: Routledge, 2019, mentioned in text p. 48, not illus.
Storr, Robert. Philip Guston: A Life Spent Painting. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2020, No. 56 illus. in color p. 72, illus. in b&w p. 302 as a part of photo of Guston, illus. in color p. 335 as part of an installation photo, and mentioned in text p. 70
Cooper, Harry, Mark Godfrey, Alison de Lima Greene, and Kate Nesin. Philip Guston Now. Exh. cat. Washington D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2020, illus. in color Plate 44 p. 65
Searle, Adrian. "'What would it be like to be evil?' Controversial Philip Guston show ridicules the virus-like KKK." Guardian, October 3, 2023. Online, mentioned in text, not illus.
Searle, Adrian. "'What would it be like to be evil?'" Guardian, October 4, 2023, p. 8, mentioned in text, not illus.