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Malborough (Mark Rothko)
  • Ronald Brooks Kitaj, artist
    born: Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States ; died: Los Angeles, California, United States ; active: England, United Kingdom, United States
    Kelpra Studio, Ltd., printer
    active 1957–1991
    Marlborough Gallery, publisher
    established 1948
  • Malborough (Mark Rothko), 1969
  • In Our Time: Covers for a Small Library After the Life for the Most Part
  • Where object was made: United States
  • four-color photo screen print, coating
  • Paper Type: J.B. Green, laid, top and right deckle
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 470 x 428 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 18 1/2 x 16 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 573 x 768 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 22 1/2 x 30 1/4 in
  • Gift of Anthony Harris through the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1981.0234.20
Catalogue raisonné

Image of a dust jacket for a book. The dust jacket appears as though it was made from a transparent, film-like material. In this way, all the layers of the jacket are visible through the front cover, and can be read front cover, end flap, end flap, back cover. The title and other text are rendered in black. The title has been rendered so that it seems to have printed on both the front and back cover of the dust jacket. Thus the title is superimposed upon itself, with one title reading left to right and the other from right to left.