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R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007)
Yona in Paris
signed 'Kitaj' (lower left)
charcoal
21 5/8 x 14¼ in. (55 x 36.2 cm.)
Provenance
with Marlborough Fine Art, London.
Literature
Exhibition catalogue, R. B. Kitaj, London, Marlborough Fine Art, 1986, p. 44, no. 31, illustrated.
M. Livingstone, Kitaj, London and New York, 2010, no. 162, illustrated.
Exhibited
Washington, Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Drawings 1974-1984, March - May 1984, no. 73.
London, Marlborough Fine Art, R.B. Kitaj, March 1986, no. 31.
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Please note that this work is inscribed and dated 'Yona in Paris/1982' (on the reverse)

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In the spring of 1982, Kitaj moved to Paris for a year with Sandra Fisher. Marco Livingstone wrote: 'It was a way for both of them to consummate their long romance with the city and its artistic heritage, and turned out to be a memorable and, in their view an unrepeatable, year. Kitaj did a substantial amount of life drawing during this period using both professional models and friends' (op cit, p. 32).
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