„I got sick and tired of all that Purity! Wanted to tell stories.. [Guston's quote in 1967, referring to his swift from Abstract expressionism to figurative painting]“

—  Philip Guston, Abstract Expressionism, David Anfam, Thames and Hudson Ltd London, 1990, p. 207
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