Item #8033 Philip Guston's Poor Richard. Philip Guston, Debra Bricker Balken, text.
Philip Guston's Poor Richard
Philip Guston's Poor Richard
Philip Guston's Poor Richard
Philip Guston's Poor Richard
Philip Guston's Poor Richard
Philip Guston's Poor Richard
Philip Guston's Poor Richard
Philip Guston's Poor Richard

Philip Guston's Poor Richard

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001. 1st Edition. Oblong quarto, publisher's café au lait cloth, spine stamped in red, ecru endpapers, original illustrated dust jacket.

Monograph on iconic American painter Philip Guston’s titular series, inscribed by curator and writer Debra Bricker Balken on the front endpaper. Begun by Guston in 1971 (prior to Watergate), the Poor Richard sequence depicts satirical renderings of President Nixon as a self-loathing "peripatetic phallus," among other political personas such as Henry Kissinger, Spiro Agnew, and John Mitchell. In part inspired by his friend Philip Roth’s novel Our Gang, about Tricky Dick's shenanigans, the drawings went unseen by the public before Guston's death in 1980. In 2001, the 73 drawings were presented for the first time in this volume, which reproduces Guston’s own arrangement and original title-page. Illustrated with black-and-beige plates; with notes. Inscribed by Bricker: "9/28/01 / for Elfie & Dominic – / with best wishes, / Debra Bricker." First printing, with complete number row to colophon. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #8033

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