Author: R. B. Kitaj
Publisher: Schirmer Mosel
Release Date: 2017-11
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007) is one of the most intriguing 20th century artists. Kitaj left behind a manuscript unmatched among 20th-century artist autobiographies -- Confessions of an Old Jewish Painter. Eloquently describing his vices and sufferings, it stands in the traditions of both St. Augustine and Thomas de Quincey.
R B Kitaj (b. 1932) has produced some of the most complex and arresting images of the twentieth century. Born in America, Kitaj has lived half his life in London and was closely involved with the Pop Art movement in the 1960s. The first monograph on Kitaj, this book provides the fullest visual documentation of his work, and arises from an extraordinary series of interviews and letters between the artist and the author. The monograph concludes with a personal testament by Kitaj in the form of prefaces to some of his paintings.
Author: Marco Livingstone
Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited
Release Date: 1999-10-07
This revised and expanded monograph provides full documentation of Kitaj'sork to date, including his paintings, pastels and drawings. The book is aesult of a series of interviews and letters between the artist and theuthor and from the artist's active participation in the design. In thisdition the author has updated his text to include a survey of Kitaj's workn the 1990s. A new section of 20 illustrations of recent work has been added,nd illustrations that were in black and white in earlier editions are noweproduced in full colour. Kitaj himself completes this edition with anutspoken account of his now famous confrontation with the critics of his994 retrospective exhibition, and the subsequent death of his wife Sandra.