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Modern + Design Auction | April 11, 2024

Thu, Apr 11, 2024 10:00AM EDT
Lot 624

R.B. (Ronald Brooks) Kitaj, First Series, Some Poets, 1966-70

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

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$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

(England/American, 1932-2007)

(Ramkalawon 51-60; Kinsman 34.i-x), nine (of ten) silkscreens printed in colors, edition 67/70, Chris Prater at Kelpra Studio, London, printer, Marlborough AG, Schellenberg, publisher; includes Ed Dorn, Star Betelgeuse (Robert Duncan), Hail They Who Play (Michael McClure), For Charles Olson, Deerskin (John Wieners), Morton Feldman: Fifties Grand Swank, Revolt on the Clyde (Hugh MacDiarmin), Kenneth RexRoth, For Love (Creely), each signed lower left  "Kitaj", presumably stamped in ink on reverse  K (in a square; Kelpra Studio), on wove paper, largest image 32-7/8 x 12 in. (83.6 × 30.6 cm.), largest sheet 32-7/8 x 17-7/8 in. (83.5 × 45.5 cm.); modern frames, largest, 41-1/4 x 25-1/4 x 1-3/8 in.

Provenance: Property of a Southern Museum sold to benefit the Acquisition Fund

Condition

lacking "W,H.Auden", good condition. some floated, some hinged, not removed from frames; frames and acrylic with abrasions

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Property of a Southern Museum sold to benefit the Acquisition Fund