R.B. KitajThe Flood of Laymen 1967

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Artist
R.B. Kitaj (1932‑2007)
Title
The Flood of Laymen
Date 1967
MediumScreenprint on paper
Dimensionsimage: 826 x 566 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1970
Reference
P07059
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Catalogue entry

R B Kitaj b. 1932
P07059 [from] MAHLER BECOMES POLITICS, BEISBOL 1964–7 [P07045-P07059]
Screenprints.
Purchased from Marlborough Fine Art Ltd (Grant-in-Aid) 1970.

(xv) The Flood of Laymen 1967
Inscribed ‘30/70’ b.l., and ‘Kitaj’, b.r.
32⅝×22 (83×56).

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… (read more)

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