R. B. Kitaj – Obsessionen
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.
|Illustrations||with 268 (203 col.) ills|
|Contributors||E. Gillen, E. Chaney, I. Bertz et al.|
|Type of book||Exhib'publication|
|Museum / Place||Hamburger Kunsthalle, Jüdisches Museum Berlin|