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The Red Dancer of Moscow

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2010,7062.75

  • Title (object)

    • The Red Dancer of Moscow
  • Description

    Fragmented images including at centre, female dancer from Kitaj's print 'Cutie' (K.68) and reproductions of drawings by the artist; artist proof. 1975
    Colour screenprint, photo-screenprint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1975
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 1013 millimetres (sheet)
    • Width: 750 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed and inscribed 'AP' in pencil
        Verso: Kelpra Studio stamp and number 'K 8231'
  • Curator's comments

    Edition 70. Printed at Kelpra Studio, London. Illustrated in Kinsman p.108.

    Label text from: 2013, May - Sept, BM, 'Recent Acquisitions'
    This print is one of Kitaj's last major screenprints made with Chris Prater at Kelpra.
    It is a composite of many images culled from the artist's previous works. The central figure is from the print 'Cutie' (R175;1974), with a paper bag replacing her skirt. The female profile from the print 'Orgasm' (R197;1975) and the seafarer 'Cap'n A.B. Dick' (R196;1975) also appear. The title is from the 1928 book by H.L. Gates which was made into a silent film. The bookseller's list of 'Unusual Books' listed lower left, must have amused Kitaj, a further hint at his playful side.

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  • Bibliography

    • Ramkalawon 2013 193c bibliographic details
    • Kinsman 1994 81 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (American Framed Basement XXc)

  • Exhibition history

    2013, May - Sept, BM, 'Recent Acquisitions'

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2010

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    2010,7062.75

Fragmented images including at centre, female dancer from Kitaj's print 'Cutie' (K.68) and reproductions of drawings by the artist; artist proof. 1975  Colour screenprint, photo-screenprint

Fragmented images including at centre, female dancer from Kitaj's print 'Cutie' (K.68) and reproductions of drawings by the artist; artist proof. 1975 Colour screenprint, photo-screenprint

r.b.kitaj estate, courtesy marlborough fine art © The Trustees of the British Museum

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