Tensions in Language

Ronald Brooks Kitaj RA (1932-2007)

Screenprint on green Japan paper from 1972 from the portfolio A Day Book by Robert Creeley (recognised as one the most influentual US authors and poets of the 20th century).

This is plate 8, Tensions in Language.  Signed in pencil, numbered 164 from the edition of 200.

“Prints by RB Kitaj from ‘A Day Book’ with text by Robert Creeley combine the artist’s graphic oeuvre with his love of literature. Kitaj’s prints from the 60’s and 70’s demonstrate an experimental use of printmaking methods and surfaces. An influential graphic work with eight screenprints, four etchings and a lithograph printed on various papers, canvas and acetate. 

A controversial figure – political, intellectual and much admired by his peers Hockney, Freud and Auerbach. His work recently enjoyed a resurgence of interest with exhibitions at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, The Jewish Museum London, Marlborough Fine Art and The British Museum”. Source The Rabley Drawing Centre

Collections: the TATE

Measurements: 62 x 42 cm sheet size

Condition: A couple of light storage creases, minor. Note there is a natural thinning spot in the paper to the upper margin.

This work has now been sold