Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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The Bronxville Portfolio
  • Ronald Brooks Kitaj, artist
    1932–2007
    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
  • The Bronxville Portfolio, 1969
  • In Our Time: Covers for a Small Library After the Life for the Most Part
  • Where object was made: United States
  • five-color screen print, photo screen print
  • Paper Type: J.B. Green, laid, top and right deckle
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 425 x 571 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 16 3/4 x 22 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 568 x 768 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 22 3/8 x 30 1/4 in
  • Gift of Anthony Harris through the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1981.0234.09
Description
Inscriptions/Signature
Catalogue raisonné

Image of the cover of a hardback portfolio, with pair of cloth ties extended horizontally from the right edge of cover. The title is rendered in tan on a brown background. The spine piece, corner pieces and ties have been rendered to appear as rather coarsely woven cloth. These elements are the same tan color as the title. The back cover of the portfolios extends slightly beyond the front cover making the edge of the end sheet visible. This print is unique in that Kitaj’s initials and the edition number in reverse order from the other prints in the series.