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Philip Guston Homage, My Life In A Nutshell

I did some work on my page with my paintings yesterday, making the images better. Here’s a new scan that’s nice, “My Life in a Nutshell,” from 2003.

My Life in a Nutshell, 24” by 20”, March, 2003,. Oil on canvas. Click here to see larger image.

My picture is based on the 1975 painting “Head and Bottle” by Philip Guston.

I’ve always loved this picture by Guston; it’s such a great representation of obsession with alcohol. My take-off, or homage, picture shows a guy who’s enslaved himself to his keyboard instead. His only hope of escape may be the alien inside the sun.

2 Responses to “Philip Guston Homage, My Life In A Nutshell”

  1. Tom Says:

    Hey Mr Rucker

    Love your response to the Guston painting. Would you have any reservations about me showing it to some of my students?


    Tom Senior

  2. Rudy Says:

    Sure, Tom, pass it on. I’ve worshipped Guston for years. I just added a larger image of that painting, 1000 pixels across. I made sure to lay in a good supply of cadmium red for that painting! 🙂

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