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The Congo and Other Poems
  • 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
  • The Congo and Other Poems, 1969
  • In Our Time: Covers for a Small Library After the Life for the Most Part
  • Where object was made: United States
  • five-color photo screen print
  • Paper Type: J.B. Green, laid, left and upper deckl
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 453 x 309 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 17 13/16 x 12 1/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 782 x 570 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 30 3/4 x 22 7/16 in
  • Gift of Anthony Harris through the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1981.0234.14
Catalogue raisonné

Image of the cover of a hardback, cloth bound book, with spine piece partially visible. The title and author are rendered in red on a dark yellow background. Portions of the title and author can also be seen on the spine piece. Abstract images of winged animals and geometric patterns surround the centrally located text. The animals and patterns are rendered in blue-green and accented with points of red. The cover has been printed so that the weave of the cloth cover is visible.