R.B.Kitaj ‘Fifties Grand Swank (Morton Feldman)’



R.B.Kitaj rare proof on canvas, not for sale. Signed and marked proof in ink lower left, thumbed and a few surface marks, raw canvas with nail holes to ruight edge colour screenprint and photo screenprint. Only one print of this is recorded being printed on canvas as stated by Ramkalawon-see below.

80.1 × 38.0 cm image/sheet (irreg.) canvas 840x545mm. (#029802

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 Reference: Kitaj Prints. A Catalogue Raisonné by Ramkalawon 55a ; Kinsman 34 (v without orange blob).  From the series ‘First Series: Some Poets, 1966-70’.  Edition of 70, plus 1 print on canvas (Half of edition with orange blob on nose, half without)

Morton Feldman (1926-87) was an American composer. See Kitaj’s oil sketch Morton Feldman, 1967. Kitaj wanted half the edition to have a blob of paint on Feldman’s nose, ‘say bright orange, so I enclose a bob of paint.’

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