A Life: signed poster by R.B. Kitaj (La Fabbrica, Milan, 1975)


Artist: R. B. Kitaj

This poster is signed by the artist, R. B. Kitaj (1932-2007)

The image of an encounter between this man and woman, almost humid with atmosphere, is a favourite of ours. Over the years we have hung it in all sorts of different locations - wherever it goes, it captivates.The poster reproduces A Life, a Kitaj lithograph from 1975. 

Approximate dimensions: 23.5 x 36 in; 60 x 92.5 cm

Ronald Brooks Kitaj was one of the greats: a key figure in European and American painting and a master draughtsman - the critic Robert Hughes said that he “draws better than almost anyone else alive.” American by birth, Kitaj took advantage of provisions in the GI Bill to settle in England in 1958 to study at the Ruskin School of Drawing, and later at the Royal College of Art where he became a dear friend of and great influence on David Hockney. Kitaj visited Salts Mill in the early days, giving Jonathan Silver kind encouragement. Over his lifetime, he created a fascinating, varied and sometimes controversial body of work which can be found in the major galleries and museums of the world.

This is an archive poster, printed by the Petersburg Press in the 1970s and signed in pencil by the artist, R.B. Kitaj. This poster is now collectable and in very short supply. Given its age the condition is very, very good.  Our stock is sold as new. Please hang away from direct sunlight to prevent fading. We send out posters rolled in tubes.