Philip Guston “The Ladder“ Print
Philip Guston, The Ladder, 1978. Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Edward R. Broida. © Estate of Philip Guston, courtesy Hauser & Wirth.
Philip Guston never stopped questioning the place of the artist in society. His paintings resonate with a profound humanism, defined equally by themes that touch on what he called the “brutality of the world” and the profound commitment he made to the joy of painting.
Over his 50-year career, Guston (1913–1980) shifted from figuration to abstraction and back again. MFAH’s Philip Guston Now, the first retrospective of the influential artist’s work in nearly two decades, featured paintings, prints, and drawings—both well-known and rarely seen—from public and private collections.
This reproduction of The Ladder, seen in Philip Guston Now, comes from a powerful selection of large, often apocalyptic paintings of the late 1970s that form Guston’s final artistic statement.
This reproduction is printed using state-of-the-art printing technology and materials. The high-density pigments provide rich and long-lasting colors and tonalities. Printed on 100% acid-free cotton fine art paper designed to preserve color and detail for a hundred years or more.
Printed in the USA. Comes boarded and wrapped in a clear sleeve.