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Photo-Eye (El Lissitzky)
  • 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
  • Photo-Eye (El Lissitzky), 1969
  • In Our Time: Covers for a Small Library After the Life for the Most Part
  • Where object was made: United States
  • three-color photo screen print
  • Paper Type: J.B. Green, laid, right and bottom dec
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 540 x 381 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 21 1/4 x 15 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 772 x 576 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 30 3/8 x 22 5/8 in
  • Gift of Anthony Harris through the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1981.0234.21
Catalogue raisonné

Image of the cover of a paperback book. Title, author and other text are rendered on white or grey background. The cover is horizontally divided into three panels, and the bottom panel is vertically divided into three smaller panels. The top panel appears as a photo-collage. The elements in the collage include the shoulders and head of a male figure, a human hand with palm open to the viewer, a drawing compass and several undefined geometric shapes. The title and author are also contained within the top panel. The middle panel and bottom panels are white. The middle panel is empty and the bottom panel contains the remaining text.