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Obssessions: R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007)

Exhibition Catalog

In addition to large color reproductions of around 150 exhibited artworks, this catalog presents numerous images and documents that illustrate R. B. Kitaj’s working method and inspirations. All of these items stem from the artist’s estate. Elaborately designed fold-out pages provide analyses of important paintings, and eight essays explore the life, oeuvre, and relevance of a painter who has unjustly fallen into obscurity today.

Details & Excerpts

  • Obssessions. R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007)
    264 pages
    with numerous color illustrations
    and 5 fold-out pages
    Hardcover, half-linen
    Kerber Verlag
    Bielefeld and Berlin 2012

    ISBN: 978-3-86678-731-5

  • Editors

    Cilly Kugelmann, Eckart Gillen, Hubertus Gaßner

  • Contributing Writers

    Tracy Bartley, Inka Bertz, Edward Chaney,
    Martin Roman Deppner, Michal Friedlander,
    Hubertus Gaßner, Eckart Gillen,Cilly Kugelmann,
    Richard Morphet, David N. Myers

  • Translations

    Michael Ebmeyer, Jeremy Gains, Petra Gains,
    Johann Christoph Maass

  • Design

    e o t . essays on typography

  • Price

    34 euros (at the museum shop)
    48 euros (regular bookstore price)

Table of contents

PDF / 0.03 MB / english



by Cilly Kugelmann and Hubertus Gaßner

PDF / 0.04 MB / english


Gallery of Character Types

PDF / 1.95 MB / english


"Will I be the Herzl (or Ahad Ha'am) of a nu [!] Jewish Art???"

R.B. Kitaj's Manifestos of Diasporism by Inka Bertz

PDF / 0.08 MB / english


You can order this publication from a bookstore, or from the museum by contacting:

Janine Lehmann
T +49 (0)30 259 93 410
F +49 (0)30 259 93 409

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