R B Kitaj b. 1932
P07058 [from] MAHLER BECOMES POLITICS, BEISBOL 1964–7 [P07045-P07059]
Purchased from Marlborough Fine Art Ltd (Grant-in-Aid) 1970.
(xiv) Nerves, Massage, Defeat, Heart 1967
Inscribed ‘Kitaj 30/70’ towards b.r.
The fifteen screenprints which comprise Mahler Becomes Politics, Beisbol are contained in a portfolio. In addition to the fifteen prints, the portfolio contains three further items:
a. a book, Mahler by Jonathan Williams. 44 pages long and published in 1966, it is a book of poems which are, in the author's words, ‘exercises in spontaneous composition to the movements of all the Mahler symphonies’. Each poem refers to a particular symphony. Reproduced on the cover of the book is a drawing of Jonathan Williams by R B Kitaj…