Printmaking Today

    Thereís wit here, fine drawing of friends and contemporaries, radical restructuring of the components of daily living ó lots of visual as well as intellectual excitement.
    The Spectator

    ď[Makes] visible for the first time the full range of Kitajís graphic work .In its comprehensiveness, thoughtful design and diligent research, the catalogue is an indispensable survey of a fascinating and vexing artist.
    Art in Print

    Kitaj Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné

    SKU: cmc26852

    Now £5.00 Members' price * Was £40.00


    American-born artist R.B. Kitaj (1932Ė2007) was one of the most controversial artists of the second-half of the twentieth century. His distinctive, highly personal and often challenging works drew on many influences ranging from literature to politics and film. The British Museum holds a near complete set of the artistís proofs, the best representation of the artistís graphic works in the UK.

    Kitaj worked in England for almost forty years, until 1994 when his ill-fated retrospective exhibition at the Tate was savaged by the critics. Hurt by the hostile reception of his works in his adopted homeland and grieving for the sudden death of his young wife, the painter Sandra Fisher, Kitaj left England for good, returning to America, declaring, ĎLondon is dead to me nowí. It was in London that he developed his early style and influenced many of his close circle of friends, including David Hockney, who he met at the RCA, and Lucian Freud and Frank Auerbach. This led him to coin the term ĎSchool of Londoní, later associated with this group of purely figurative artists.

    This exciting and beautifully produced book amounts to the definitive collection of the artistís graphic works, featuring 300 works reproduced in full colour, and is the first to examine in detail Kitajís prints for almost twenty years.

    Published to complement an exhibition at the British Museum from 30 May to 1 September 2013.


    Jennifer Ramkalawon is a curator of prints and drawings in the British Museum, where she has organized many print displays. She is a specialist in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century art and culture, and is the author of Toulouse-Lautrecand Love and Marriage.


    Product code: cmc26852
    Details: Released in May 2013
    Exhibition: Kitaj Prints
    World culture: Americas
    Title: Kitaj Prints
    Subtitle: A Catalogue Raisonn?
    Author: Jennifer Ramkalawon
    ISBN: 978 0 7141 2685 2
    Format: Hardback with jacket
    Number of pages: 256 pages
    Size: 29cm x 24.5cm
    llustrations: 300 colour illustrations
    Publication date: May 2013
    Weight: 1.591kg
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