Philip Guston (Fine Arts, Faculty)
Zone, (1953-19549), oil on canvas
(c) Estate of Philip Guston
With its mist of small red hatch-marks filling the painting's center, Zone was created out of hundreds of abstract fields of shimmering strokes, the massed paint pressing forward out of the picture plane. Art historian Michael Auping wrote that many in the art world see Zone as among Guston's "most ravishing paintings."