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The Prevention of Destitution
  • 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 Prevention of Destitution, 1969
  • In Our Time: Covers for a Small Library After the Life for the Most Part
  • Where object was made: United States
  • three-color screen print, photo screen print
  • Paper Type: J.B. Green, laid, top and right deckle
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 410 x 552 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 16 1/8 x 21 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 569 x 781 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 22 3/8 x 30 3/4 in
  • Gift of Anthony Harris through the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1981.0234.31
Catalogue raisonné

Image of the front and back cover of a paperback book, rendered so that the book appears to have been opened and laid flat against the picture plane. The title, author and other text are rendered in brown on a brownish-yellow background. There is a decorative border surrounding the title, author and other text. The decorative quality of the border is suggestive of a quilt pattern. The border is rendered in the same color of brown as the text. The cover has been made ot appear worn and there are tears along the crease of the spine.