Philip-Guston

Philip Guston at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen

I have just spent the most fantastic weekend in Copenhagen catching up with my friends at I’m a Kombo and OeO. I have worked on many projects with a Danish connection and have visited many times but I had never managed to make the pilgrimage to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Located about 30 minutes by train from Copenhagen, the museum sits on the shore of the Oresund Sound in Humlebæk with views across the water to Sweden. The museum has the most incredible permanent collection including works by Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso, Yves Klein, Robert Rauschenberg and Asger Jorn. But most excitingly, the Louisiana was also hosting a major exhibition by the American artist Philip Guston, one of the most important American painters from the second half of the 20th century. With over 86 paintings and drawings presented across three galleries, the exhibition focuses on his late work – from around 1968 until his death in 1980 – where Guston abandoned abstraction for a strikingly figurative, almost comic strip-like visual language. The show was truly epic and made for a great first visit to Louisiana. It most definitely will not be my last.

Philip Guston at Louisiana Museum Of Modern Art, Gl. Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk,Denmark. Until 7th September