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R. B. Kitaj

Plays for Total Stakes (Portrait of David Hockney and Peter Schlesinger), Kinsman 1994 32, Ramkalawon 2013 32a , 1968

Color silkscreen on Astralux paper mounted on green paper
27 1/2 × 27 1/2 × 1 1/2 in
69.9 × 69.9 × 3.8 cm
Edition of 70
This is part of a limited edition set.
$2,800
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British Pop pioneer R.B. Kitaj's portrait of David Hockney and his former lover Peter …

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British Pop pioneer R.B. Kitaj's portrait of David Hockney and his former lover Peter Schlesinger is rarely seen on the market, as so many other editions are already in the permanent collection of major institutions and museums. Kitaj first met the artist David Hockney at the Royal College of Art in 1960. Kitaj …

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Condition
Very good condition; minor dings and waviness to green sheet visible up close; otherwise fine
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed and numbered on the recto (front)
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Frame
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Publisher
Published by Marlborough Graphics, Printed at Kelpra Studios, London
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R. B. Kitaj
American, 1932–2007
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Among the most significant post-war painters whose work and writings helped to define the School of London, R.B. Kitaj produced complex, boldly expressive compositions dense with references to art, literature, and, most significantly, Judaism. As he explained: “The Jewish question, in its infinity, is the central drama and romance of my life and art.” Drawing enduring inspiration from the works of Paul Cézanne, one of his favorite artists, as well as intellectuals like Hannah Arendt and Walter Benjamin, Kitaj approached art-making with a combination of formal and conceptual rigor. His ambitious paintings and prints are precisely composed and resolutely, though loosely, figurative. Ranging from deeply personal self-portraits and vignettes from his own life to nuanced explorations of history, politics, and ideas, all of his works convey his lust for expression and his passion for intellection.

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British Pop pioneer R.B. Kitaj's portrait of David Hockney and his former lover Peter …

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British Pop pioneer R.B. Kitaj's portrait of David Hockney and his former lover Peter Schlesinger is rarely seen on the market, as so many other editions are already in the permanent collection of major institutions and museums. Kitaj first met the artist David Hockney at the Royal College of Art in 1960. Kitaj …

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Condition
Very good condition; minor dings and waviness to green sheet visible up close; otherwise fine
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed and numbered on the recto (front)
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Publisher
Published by Marlborough Graphics, Printed at Kelpra Studios, London
Price ranges of large prints by R. B. Kitaj
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Browse works in this category
$2,750–$3,000
This work
$0
$5,500+
R. B. Kitaj
American, 1932–2007
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Among the most significant post-war painters whose work and writings helped to define the School of London, R.B. Kitaj produced complex, boldly expressive compositions dense with references to art, literature, and, most significantly, Judaism. As he explained: “The Jewish question, in its infinity, is the central drama and romance of my life and art.” Drawing enduring inspiration from the works of Paul Cézanne, one of his favorite artists, as well as intellectuals like Hannah Arendt and Walter Benjamin, Kitaj approached art-making with a combination of formal and conceptual rigor. His ambitious paintings and prints are precisely composed and resolutely, though loosely, figurative. Ranging from deeply personal self-portraits and vignettes from his own life to nuanced explorations of history, politics, and ideas, all of his works convey his lust for expression and his passion for intellection.

R. B. Kitaj

Plays for Total Stakes (Portrait of David Hockney and Peter Schlesinger), Kinsman 1994 32, Ramkalawon 2013 32a , 1968

Color silkscreen on Astralux paper mounted on green paper
27 1/2 × 27 1/2 × 1 1/2 in
69.9 × 69.9 × 3.8 cm
Edition of 70
This is part of a limited edition set.
$2,800
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $195 domestic, $595 rest of world
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Locked
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