Philip Guston: Poetry Drawings features the illustrative works by Guston accompanied by an authoritative essay by Bill Berkson, the great American poet and the artist's long-time friend - a testimony to just how fascinating the interplay of text and image can be
Philip Guston always had eminent artist friends.
Tireless in his quest for the unknown, the still undiscovered, Guston engaged poets and literati in intense dialogues that, starting in the sixties, led to fruitful collaborations - including the creation of numerous illustrations and cover images for works by poets such as William Corbett, Bill Berkson, and Clark Coolidge.
In his "poem-pictures," Guston ultimately turned to producing interactions of text and drawings - as responses to poems by his writer friends or as independent works that incorporated selected lines of poetry.
Also available: Philip Guston: Prints ISBN 9783944874180.