Catalogue Raisonné


May Sixty-Five, 1965
Oil on canvas
70 x 80 in.
177.8 x 203.2 cm
Signed front lower left: Philip Guston; inscribed on reverse: PHILIP GUSTON (underlined)/ "MAY" (underlined) 1965 (underlined)/ 23 (crossed out)/ OIL (underlined) 70 x 80 (underlined)
Private Collection-Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Private Collection
Private Collection
Auction: Sotheby's, New York, November 13, 1980, Lot 47
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY, "Philip Guston, Recent Paintings and Drawings", January 12, 1966 - February 13, 1966 
Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI, "The First Flint Invitational", November 04, 1966 - December 31, 1966
University of Texas at Austin Art Museum, Austin, TX, "Painting as Painting", February 18, 1968 - April 01, 1968
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX, "The Director's Choice", April 10, 1970 - April 23, 1970
Gertrude Kasle Gallery, Detroit, MI, "Philip Guston: Major Paintings of the Sixties", March 10, 1973 - April 07, 1973 
Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI, "Contemporary Collections", February 1980 - March 1980
Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY, "Stubborn Painting: Now & Then", December 19, 1991 - January 25, 1992
Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY, "Philip Guston: Painter", April 26, 2016 - July 30, 2016 
Guston, Philip, Harold Rosenberg, and Jewish Museum. Philip Guston: Recent Paintings and Drawings. Introduction by Sam Hunter. Exh. cat. New York: Jewish Museum, 1965, cat. no. 33, illus. in b&w, shown as "May Sixty-Five"
Genauer, Emily. "Guston 'Negatives' versus Impressionist Positives." New York Herald Tribune, January 16, 1966, p. 27, image reproduced upside down
Barker, Walter. "Painter and His Identity: Spontaneity and Contemplation in Philip Guston Show." St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 13, 1966, illus. in b&w, image reproduced upside down
Ashton, Dore. "Art." Arts & Architecture, April 1966, illus. in b&w p. 6
First Flint Invitational. Exh. cat. Flint: Flint Institute, 1966, cat. no. 46
Painting as Painting. Exh. cat. Austin: University of Texas, Art Museum, 1968, cat. no. 27, not illus.
Hakanson, Joy. "Hakanson: Guston bridges the 'gap.'" Detroit News, March 1973, mentioned in text, not illus.
Philip Guston: Major Paintings of the Sixties. Exh. cat. Detroit: Gertrude Kasle Gallery, 1973, unnumbered brochure, not illus., shown as "May"
Stubborn Painting: Now & Then. Exh. cat. New York: Max Protetch Gallery, 1991, illus. in b&w
Reed, David. "Soul-Beating." Art Journal 69, no. 4 (2010): pp. 96–107, mentioned in text p. 97, not illus.
Micchelli, Thomas. "Flesh and Bones: Philip Guston's 'Thingness.'" Hyperallergic, April 30, 2016. Online, mentioned in text, not illus.
Alexander, Stephen. "Philip Guston at Hauser & Wirth." Stephen Alexander Journal. Blog. May 1, 2016, illus. in color
Smith, Roberta. "Abstract Expressionism's Restless Mutineer." The New York Times, May 13, 2016, section Weekend Arts II, p. C24, mentioned in text, not illus.
Liebman, Kate. "Reflections on Philip Guston: Philip Guston: Painter, 1957–1967." Brooklyn Rail, June 2016, section Artseen, p. 54, not illus.
Griffin, Nora. "Philip Guston: Burning the Midnight Oil." Brooklyn Rail, June 3, 2016, section Artseen. Online, mentioned in text, not illus.
Pardee, Hearne. "Roundtable: Philip Guston at Hauser & Wirth." Artcritical, June 9, 2016. Online, mentioned in text, not illus.
Eaton, William. "Guston, Schapiro, Rosenberg,...Dialogue." Zeteo Journal, July 13, 2016. Online, illus. in color
Philip Guston: Painter 1957–1967. Exh. cat. New York: Hauser & Wirth, 2016, illus. in color p. 93
Philip Guston: Nixon Drawings 1971 & 1975. Exh. cat. Essays by Musa Mayer and Debra Bricker-Balken. Zurich: Hauser & Wirth, 2017, illus. in color Fig. 6 p. 27
Mcllhagga, Samuel. "Philip Guston's Controversial Embrace of Figuration Still Shapes His Market." Artsy, November 3, 2020. Online, illus. in color
Mayer, Musa. Philip Guston. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2020, illus. in color p. 44 and mentioned in text p. 43