Kitaj. Obsessions, englischTogether 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.
Exhibition "R.B. Kitaj. Der verborgene Jude / The secret Jew" 21.09.2012 -27.01.2013, Jewish Museum Berlin
256 pages with numerous illustrations
24 x 31cm
hardcover with clothbound
Hersteller: Jüdisches Museum Berlin