Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Menschen der Zeit
  • 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
  • Menschen der Zeit, 1969
  • In Our Time: Covers for a Small Library After the Life for the Most Part
  • Where object was made: United States
  • six-color screen print, photo screen print, collage, coating
  • Paper Type: J.B. Green, laid, top and right deckle
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 502 x 366 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19 3/4 x 14 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 762 x 570 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 30 x 22 7/16 in
  • Gift of Anthony Harris through the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1981.0234.36
Catalogue raisonné

Image of the cover of a book. The title and other text are rendered in tan on a blue background. The cover is illustrated with a photographic image. The image has been collaged onto the surface of the print itself. The photographic image depicts the shoulders and head of a male figure. The figure is wearing garb that appears to have been made from animal fur; the garb (an overcoat?) has a very high collar that acts as a halo behind the head of the figure. The image and text are framed by alternating borders of tan and blue.