R. B. Kitaj (1932-2007) Exhibition Catalogue
by Tracy Bartley, Inka Bertz, Edward Chaney, Cilly Kugelmann
Available from the Pallant House Gallery Bookshop at the special exhibition price £39.95.
Together with his artist friends Frank Auerbach, Lucian Freud and Leon Kossoff, the American artist R. B. Kitaj was one of the pioneers of a new type of figurative art in the 1960s.
Ten years later, in the mid-1970s, Kitaj positioned himself as a Jewish artist and saw himself as an instigator of a modern Jewish art movement. It is worth rediscovering the importance of this aspect of Kitaj's oeuvre. Strong colours and a wealth of motifs and pictorial citations, which add to the mystery of the painting, are characteristic of all his works.
Artist: R.B. Kitaj
Publisher: Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld, Germany
Format: Hardback Clothbound
Illustrations: Includes 203 colour and 65 b/w illustrations