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In her photo book, Anja Putensen sets off on a search for traces and exposes various historical layers. 

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Obsessions

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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"Obsessions"

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

Editor
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
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Lilla Hinrichs + Anna Sartorius
Events
Exhibition "Obsessions. R. B. Kitaj(1932-2007)", 21 September 2012 to 27 January 2013, Jüdisches Museum Berlin

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