Kitaj as I knew him
Friday 21 June 2013,
Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court
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A lecture discussing the recent acquisition of over 300 works by artist R B Kitaj (1932–2007), who was inspired by the collection.
In this lecture, Colin Wiggins, Special Projects Curator at The National Gallery, and curator of Kitaj's last great exhibition in London in 2001, discusses the artist's use of multi-layered references to literature, the history of art and 20th-century history.
The lecture includes clips from an interview which Colin filmed with Kitaj in 2001.
A selection of works are on display in Room 90 from 30 May 2013.
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