Robert Indiana (*1928) has created some of the world’s most immediately recognizable works of art. Filled with intensely personal combinations of universal symbols—numbers and letters, stars and wheels—they are most readily associated with the Pop art movement.


R. B. Kitaj (1932-2007)
Together with his artist friends Frank Auerbach, Lucian Freud and Leon Kossoff, the American artist R. B. Kitaj was one of the pioneers of a new type of figurative art in the 1960s.
Ten years later, in the mid-1970s, Kitaj positioned himself as a Jewish artist and saw himself as an instigator of a modern Jewish art movement. It is worth rediscovering the importance of this aspect of Kitaj’s oeuvre. Strong colours and a wealth of motifs and pictorial citations, which add to the mystery of the painting, are characteristic of all his works.

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July 2013

ISBN 978-3-86678-731-5

22,50 x 31,00 cm

264 Pages

203 colored and 65 b/w illustrations

Hardcover with quarter binding, bound

Languages: English

Jüdisches Museum Berlin
Text by
Tracy Bartley, Inka Bertz, Edward Chaney, Roman Martin Deppner, Michal Friedlander,  Eckhart Gillen, Cilly Kugelmann, David N. Myers
Design by
e o t . essays on typography
Lilla Hinrichs + Anna Sartorius
Exhibition "Obsessions. R. B. Kitaj(1932-2007)", 21 September 2012 to 27 January 2013, Jüdisches Museum Berlin

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