Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Short Takes
  • 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
  • Short Takes, 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
  • Paper Type: J.B. Green, laid, top and right deckle
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 594 x 392 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 23 3/8 x 15 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 772 x 570 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 30 3/8 x 22 7/16 in
  • Gift of Anthony Harris through the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1981.0234.48
Catalogue raisonné

Image of the cover of a book. The title is rendered in gold on a green background. The rectangular panel containing the title occupies the space just below the author. The author is rendered in green on a reddish-tan background. The cover is illustrated with a black and white photographic image that has been collaged onto the surface of the print. The illustration depicts several male figures, dressed in suits, which appear to be engaged in conversation.