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Final: City of Burbank, California, Annual Budget 1968-69
  • 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
  • Final: City of Burbank, California, Annual Budget 1968-69, 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: 498 x 384 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19 5/8 x 15 1/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 772 x 573 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 30 3/8 x 22 9/16 in
  • Gift of Anthony Harris through the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1981.0234.39
Catalogue raisonné

Image of the front cover of a spiral-bound document. The title is rendered in black. The cover is illustrated with several figures, a motorcycle and the front half of a fire engine. Four if the figure (two adult and two children) occupy the center of the illustration; the figural grouping reads as a family portrait. To the right of the central group, a figure dressed in police attire stands astride a motorcycle. This figure is facing two smaller figures. To the left of the central group, the front half of a fire engine is visible. The notched and frayed left edge of the cover suggests that it was torn away from its spiral binder.