Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Hollywood, wie es wirklich ist
  • 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
  • Hollywood, wie es wirklich ist, 1969
  • In Our Time: Covers for a Small Library After the Life for the Most Part
  • Where object was made: United States
  • seven-color screen print, photo screen print
  • Paper Type: J.B. Green, laid, top and right deckle
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 345 x 457 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 9/16 x 18 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 559 x 782 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 22 x 30 13/16 in
  • Gift of Anthony Harris through the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1981.0234.32
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 black on red on the spine piece, and in white on grey on the front cover. The front cover is illustrated with a black and white photographic image of several figures: the four figures in the foreground appear to be engaged in conversation. The photographic image reads as a theatrical set, with the actors and director in the foreground and the crew in the background. The back cover is devoid of text or image and is tan in color.