Painting, Smoking, Eating – The Painter Philipp Guston

The extraordinary work of American artist Philip Guston (1913-1980) is a landmark of modern painting. Guston is one of the most discussed painters of his time. Witty, lively, absurd and always on the pulse of their time, his paintings touch deeply – and are more current than ever.


“Painting, Smoking, Eating – The Painter Philipp Guston” by Marion Kollbach follows his career spanning half a century, marked by his struggles with the material as well as American society and relentlessly searching for truth to bear witness. It is a personal portrait that offers the opportunity to discover more deeply one of the seminal painters of American modernism through the eyes of his daughter, friends, and contemporary artists.


Now available on Vimeo on demand


A film by Marion Kollbach


Editor: Barbara Gies

Director of Photography: Christoph Valentien

Animation & Titel Design: Toby Cornish

Music: Christoph M. Kaiser & Julian Maas

Narration: Monika Solem


Produced by 3B-Produktion with the support of The Guston Foundation in co-production with ZDF in collaboration with Arte


© ZDF/3B-Produktion 2023