R B Kitaj (1932 – 2007)
- 104 X 71.2 CM
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Unlike Kitaj’s earlier prints, this work is more extemporised and was not based on a pre-existing collage. The element of spontaneity was at odds with Kitaj’s painstaking and thoughtful working practice, and led to his eventual disillusionment with screenprinting.
The photograph was taken from the magazine Life(15 January 1951) and showed a group of the New York School artists, notably de Kooning, Gottlieb, Reinhardt, Pollock, Newman and Rothko.
Jane Kinsman, The Prints of R B Kitaj, Scolar Press, Aldershot,1994