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Inside She was a Girl Still / A Day Book by Robert Creeley

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2010,7062.131.4

  • Title (object)

    • Inside She was a Girl Still

    Title (series)

    • A Day Book by Robert Creeley
  • Description

    From 'A Day Book by Robert Creeley', volume bound in leather with 12 prints on different papers with text by Robert Creelely. 1970-72
    Colour screenprint, photo-screenprint on mauve double dipped Japanese tissue on machine made paper

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1970-1972
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 620 millimetres
    • Width: 410 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title.
  • Curator's comments

    Illustrated in Kinsman p.82

    Label text from: 2013, May - Sept, BM, 'Recent Acquisitions'
    In 1970 Kitaj collaborated with Robert Creeley in illustrating his poem, 'A Day Book'. Each print relates to a block of text from Creeley's long prose piece. Kitaj recycled some of the computer drawings created in 1969 when he was working on the 'Art and Technology' project in Los Angeles, for example seen here in the outline profile of the woman. This was Kitaj's final and perhaps his most complex print series. Each page with text is in a different colour and font. One of the prints is on canvas and another is printed on an acetate sheet.
    'A Day Book' was published both in book format and as a portfolio of loose prints. The British Museum's copy appears to be a first draft 'mock-up' with many of the prints still at proof stage, later to be changed significantly in their final form.

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  • Bibliography

    • Ramkalawon 2013 137a bibliographic details
    • Kinsman 1994 51(iv) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Album/Portfolio Store)

  • Exhibition history

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

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2010

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    2010,7062.131.4

From 'A Day Book by Robert Creeley', volume bound in leather with 12 prints on different papers with text by Robert Creelely. 1970-72  Colour screenprint, photo-screenprint on mauve double dipped Japanese tissue on machine made paper

From 'A Day Book by Robert Creeley', volume bound in leather with 12 prints on different papers with text by Robert Creelely. 1970-72 Colour screenprint, photo-screenprint on mauve double dipped Japanese tissue on machine made paper

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

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