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    Sale 7603

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale (Morning)

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 103

    R. B. Kitaj (1932-2007)

    Marynka on her Stomach

    Price Realised  

    R. B. Kitaj (1932-2007)
    Marynka on her Stomach
    signed 'Kitaj' (lower right); signed and titled 'R. B. Kitaj "MARYNKA ON HER STOMACH"' (on the reverse)
    charcoal and pastel on paper
    30 3/8 x 22¼in. (77.2 x 56.6cm.)
    Executed in 1979


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    Provenance

    Collection of the Artist.
    Marlborough Gallery Inc., New York (acquired from the above circa 2001).
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Literature

    J. Ashbery, J. Shannon, J. Livingston and T. Hyman, KITAJ Paintings, Drawings, Pastels, London 1981, no. 83 (illustrated, unpaged).


    Exhibited

    London, Marlborough Fine Art, R. B. Kitaj Pastels and Drawings, October-November 1980, no. 26 (illustrated, p. 35).
    Washington D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, R. B. Kitaj, September-November 1981, no. 68. This exhibition later travelled to Cleveland, The Cleveland Museum of Art, December 1981-January 1982 and Dusseldorf, Städtische Kunsthalle, February-March 1982.