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Kitaj
Author: Marco Livingstone

ISBN: 9780714857510
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1 October 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 30.5 x 23.8 x 3.4
Description:
R. B. Kitaj (1932-) is recognized as a modern master whose powerful, controversial and highly personal paintings, pastels and drawings reflect his unfashionable commitment to the human figure as a subject, and his complex involvement with the art of the past, with political and social issues, and with his own Jewish identity.

Marco Livingstone's definitive and much praised monograph on Kitaj is based on an extraordinary series of interviews and letters between the artist and the author, and provides full and up-to-date documentation of Kitaj's life and work. The artist himself participated actively in the design of the book, and a series of articulate and revealing 'prefaces' to his own paintings are also included here. For this expanded third edition, the author has written a new chapter surveying Kitaj's work in the 1990s, a tragic period dominated by his now famous confrontation with the critics of his 1994 retrospective exhibition, the subsequent death of his wife the artist Sandra Fisher, and his eventual return to the United States.

This text is complemented by a new plate section illustrating 22 recent works, and three additional 'prefaces' written by the a...

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