Ron B. Kitaj

13. 5.–31. 8. 1977

Moderna galerija, Ljubljana

Ron B. Kitaj, French Subjects, 1974, colour screenprint, Chine-collé, collage; recipient of the International Jury Prize, 11th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, 1975.

Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

The exhibition included fifteen prints made between 1966 and 1975. Ron B. Kitaj was an American artist known for his expressive, figurative works that playfully depict contemporary life, art historical references and sexuality. He was one of the most eminent representatives of Pop Art. As opposed to most Pop Art artists, Kitaj was relatively little interested in the culture of mass media. He developed a polysemous pictorial language originating in a wide range of pictorial and literary sources. Both in painting and in printmaking, he combined the collage principle characteristic of Pop Art and expressive figuration.