R.B.Kitaj screenprint 1967. Printed in colour on Guardsman Red Hyperion antique board by Kelpra Press in 1967. Outside edition size of 70 ,signed in pencil ‘Kitaj’. There is some creasing to edges, corners and some creases in image affecting the surface ink. Please examine photographs carefully for damage. On verso there is surface damage from extensive mounting and remounting. With in pencil.‘Nerve, message, defeat, heart, 1967 K(elpra) 23viii . Stock no.12043’
Sheet size 85 x 57cm (33.5 x 22.5 inches)
Reference: Kitaj Prints. A Catalogue Raisonné by Ramkalawon 43; Kinsman 23 (viii)
The plate was made for the portfolio ‘Mahler Becomes Politics, Beisbol ‘ published by Marlborough in 1966. The set of 15 prints. 1 title page, 1 frontispiece. The edition size was 70 plus 5-7 APs (Artists Proofs), some PPs and HCs’. 1-30 published with the book of poems by Jonathan Williams: signed, numbered on lithographed title page by the author: deluxe portfolio set of PP’s dedicated ‘To Chris’ (Prater) signed by the artist and the author. Prints contained within a yellow case made by F & J Randall, London. Published by Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., London 1967.
‘Beisbol’ meaning ‘baseball’.