R.B.Kitaj screenprint ‘Self Portrait’ without lettering on canvas



R.B.Kitaj screenprint, printed in colour, from multiple stencils on canvas. Signed by artist in pencil.  One of three proof printings on canvas, the same image size as the paper editon. Light handling folds to margin.

Sheet size  545 x 525 mm  21.5 x 20.75 in



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This print is in the Tate Collection and was presented to the Tate by Chris Prater of Kelpra Press. the image was also used for the poster with different colouring and with addition of text to the right margin  for the exhibitions at Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover and the Museum Boysman-Van Beuingen, Rotterdam, 1970.

One of very few printings on canvas. Kitaj liked to have his prints printed on canvas to see how they would translate into paintings. He also liked to experiment with different papers.


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