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The Defence of Terrorism
  • 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 Defence of Terrorism, 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: 455 x 333 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 17 7/8 x 13 1/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 761 x 575 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 29 15/16 x 22 5/8 in
  • Gift of Anthony Harris through the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1981.0234.25
Description
Inscriptions/Signature
Catalogue raisonné

Image of the cover and partial spine of a paperback book. The title, author and other text are rendered in black on a yellowish grey background. The title, author and other text occupy the upper half of the image, and are surrounded by a border made up of thin, red lines. Below the text is a small, rectangular medallion; within the medallion is an image of a horse and rider in silhouette. The cover has been made to appear worn at its edges; the upper portion of the spine piece appears to have been torn away.