Obsessions: R. B. Kitaj (1932-2007) Exhibition Catalogue
Artist(s): Ronald Brooks Kitaj
Author(s): Tracy Bartley, Inka Bertz, Edward Chaney, Cilly Kugelmann
Year published: 2012
Publisher: Kerber Verlag
Publisher Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Total Pages: 264
Illustrations: Includes 203 colour and 65 b/w illustrations
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Catalogue for the major exhibition R.B. Kitaj: Obsessions – Analyst for Our Time at Pallant House Gallery from 23rd February 2013 to 16th June 2013.
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.