R.B.Kitaj screenprint on canvas ‘Outlying London District 2.’



R.B.Kitaj colour screenprint and photoscreenprint titled  ‘Outlying London District 2′, aside from the limited edition of 70 copies,  1971. Published by Marlborough Fine Art Ltd, printed by Kelpra Studio, ondon.  One of 3 proofs on canvas, not for sale. The sheet is thumbed and a few surface marks, raw canvas with nail holes to right edge colour screenprint and photo screenprint.  Signed in pencil lower right.



Paper edition size 1035 mm x 700mm Image: 535 × 1019 mm.

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Reference: Kitaj Prints. A Catalogue Raisonné by Ramkalawon. Number 158; Kinsman 48.  Ramkalawon states that the edition size was 70 plus 5 APs (Artist proofs),  Printed at Kelpra Studio, London.

Ramkalawon. States ‘The prints produced with Kelpra during this period remain ambitious, for example the two works outlying London Districts 1 and ll….. Complicated instructions were sent to Prater, which give the impression that Kitaj was embarking on another set of prints about London:’ I had wanted to begin a really dark London Series’.

He (KItaj) asked Prater to keep all the tones down and dark, though he requested ‘These highlights in the shop windows and the underground sign can as I’ve said remain constant and bright’.

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