Monday, October 22, 2007

r.b.kitaj r.i.p.

an original, and an original kitaj

during r.b.kitaj's period of interest in jewish culture and the holocaust, my late father came to know him. there were a few connections between our families, e.g., i was his son max's sunday school teacher when max was little. and, as you can see, he painted my father. in my mother's flat, there is a preparatory sketch for this painting. i never cease to be amazed that kitaj captured the essence of ahf in about six strokes of a piece of charcoal.

it seems to be breaking news at the moment as this is all i can find:
the times

more later.

from the grauniad
the telegraph
ny times
the independent

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