“Faith, Hope and Impossibility” Philip Guston 1966

A cross-post from Fine Lines,

To will a new form is unacceptable, because will builds distortionsDesire, too, is incomplete and arbitrary. These strategies, however intimate they become, must especially be removed to clear the way for something else a situation somewhat unclear, but which in retrospect becomes a precise act….

The closer I getthe more intensely subjective I becomebut the more objective too.  Your eye gets sharper; you become continuously more and more critical.

There is no measure I can hold on to except this… making.

Philip Guston, Faith, Hope and Impossibility XXXI Artnews Annual 1966



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