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Cap’n A.B Dick (B) by R.B. Kitaj

Cap’n A.B Dick (B)
by R.B. Kitaj

Available at Petersburg Press



Colour Lithograph

Edition Size: 20

Image Size: 6.75 x 8.1 inches

Sheet Size: 18 x 22.25 inches

Reference: Jane Kinsman The Prints of R.B. Kitaj, Scolar Press in association with the National Gallery of Australia 1994, no. 83 Jennifer Ramkalawon Kitaj Prints: a catalogue raisonné, The British Museum Press 2013, no. 196.


Condition: Pristine


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Signed and numbered by the artist lower left in pencil. This lithograph is printed in two colors on heavyweight textured pink paper.

Kitaj’s drawing is of a man in profile, with the headgear of a fisherman. The image is a wry portrait, ostensibly of Albert Blake Dick, inventor of the mimeograph and founder of the AB Dick office supply company, based in Chicago.

A close friend of fellow Petersburg Press collaborator David Hockney, Kitaj was known as an expressive, superlative draftsman. Art critic Robert Hughes famously wrote of Kitaj in TIME magazine that “he draws better than almost anyone else alive.”

A copy of this lithograph is in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Good condition; a faint mark on lower left of sheet.

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