Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Hanging in Chains
  • 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
  • Hanging in Chains, 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, left and top deckle
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 477 x 283 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 18 3/4 x 11 1/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 775 x 570 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 30 1/2 x 22 7/16 in
  • Gift of Anthony Harris through the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1981.0234.46
Catalogue raisonné

Image of the front cover and spine piece of a book; the spine piece is only partially visible. The title is rendered in black on a white background. The cover is illustrated with a drawing of a length of metal chain, looped end to end. The chain is hanging from a metal hook. The hook extends from a wooden beam. The cover has been made to appear very worn.