Description

    PHILIP GUSTON (American, 1913-1980)
    Cat on Plane, 1973
    Pen and ink on paper
    11-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (29.2 x 21.6 cm)
    Signed lower right

    PROVENANCE:
    Mark Borghi Fine Art, New York (label on the reverse)
    Private Collection

    NOTE:
    The letter reads:
    Dear Karl, Many thanks for that beautiful bone knife - !Great! Just got a note from Cherry - says he saw you - Musa is coming to Boston 4-9-10th will stay at one little dumpy hotel - Thanks - See you soon, Phil
    PS I still think you should learn to draw cat - Front View - if you need instructions, take a look at Hermann's drawings of Krazy Kat. Offisa Pup isn't bad either. Nor Ignatz Mouse. All front view. I feel like mounting that Bone Knife & just look at it - P.


    Condition Report*:

    Two horizontal creases, soft handling creases, paper undulates due to framing; a small bronw spot at upper left corner; not examined out of frame

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    May, 2011
    24th Tuesday
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