R.B. Kitaj has long been recognised as a major figure in British and international art, and particularly associated with the "School of London", a phrase he coined. He was the first American since Sargent to be elected to the Royal Academy. His complex work is often literary in inspiration, but he is also recognised by many as being a modern master of draughtsmanship. The book emerges from an intense collaboration between author and artist in the form of interviews, and from Kitaj's own writing about his pictures in what he calls his prefaces. The book displays not only Kitaj's dexterity as an artist, but his also the restlessness of his mind.
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This revised and expanded monograph provides full documentation of Kitaj's work to date, including his paintings, pastels and drawings. The book is a result of a series of interviews and letters between the artist and the author and from the artist's active participation in the design. In this edition the author has updated his text to include a survey of Kitaj's work in the 1990s. A new section of 20 illustrations of recent work has been added, and illustrations that were in black and white in earlier editions are now reproduced in full colour. Kitaj himself completes this edition with an outspoken account of his now famous confrontation with the critics of his 1994 retrospective exhibition, and the subsequent death of his wife Sandra.About the Author:
Marco Livingstone is an independent art historian, critic and curator who writes extensively on modern and contemporary art.
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Book Description Phaidon Inc Ltd, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0714826294
Book Description Phaidon Inc Ltd, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0714826294
Book Description Phaidon Inc Ltd, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110714826294