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R.B. Kitaj

Price: 40.00 USD

New York: Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, 1965. Square 8vo. 30 pp. Kitaj returns to the United States after a 9 year absence to have his first American exhibition with Marlborough his first and only dealer. Marlborough in the United States at first used Gerson in its name to reflect its ownership of the Curt Valentin Gallery which passed to Gerson. It is an irony of sorts that Kitaj's first exhibition in the USA took place at the gallery of the former Jewish emigre dealer Curt Valentin who was noted for bringing modern European sculpture to America and giving Henry Moore his first exhibition in America. Curt Valentin and Kitaj had other complicities namely they both had large libraries that were so important to their work. This exhibition catalog is probably the most inventive in design of any that followed. Catalogue 147. Mint, i.e. new as issued.

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