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With Scott to the Pole
  • 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
  • With Scott to the Pole, 1969
  • In Our Time: Covers for a Small Library After the Life for the Most Part
  • Where object was made: United States
  • four-color screen print, photo screen print
  • Paper Type: J.B. Green, laid, top and right deckle
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 478 x 367 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 18 13/16 x 14 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 780 x 570 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 30 11/16 x 22 7/16 in
  • Gift of Anthony Harris through the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1981.0234.35
Description
Inscriptions/Signature
Catalogue raisonné

Image of the cover of a paperback book. The title and author are rendered in black on the cover illustration. The illustration is a photographic image of a male figure. The figure is standing and is shown in full. The figure is dressed in bulky clothing, holds a ski pole on one hand and holds his other hand above his eyes. There are mountain-like forms in the background of the illustration. There is a translucent blue, amorphous shape beneath the work “SCOTT”. The shape, which is part of the print, reads as a stain, perhaps a paint stain. The cover has been made to appear worn; the left edge of the image has been made to appear as though the cover was torn off the book itself.