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The Obsessions of R.B. Kitaj

Talk and tour by/with Eckhart Gillen
4 October 2012

Program accompanying the special exhibition "R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007) Obsessions"

Painting of R.B. Kitaj

R.B. Kitaj, Notre Dame de Paris 1984-1986
© R.B. Kitaj Estate, USB Art Collection, London

His passion for the collage of found objects from the "trove of human suffering" in the sense of his role model Aby Warburg, his passion for the history of art from Giotto through Cézanne and Matisse to his friends from the "School of London" (Bacon, Hockney, Lucian Freud), his passion for Diasporism - a search for artistic clues under the conditions of modern existence beyond the support of nations, religions, and ideologies.


4 October 2012, 7.30 pm


Old Building, ground level, Auditorium and Exhibition


7 euros, reduced rate 5 euros


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