© estate of R.B. Kitaj / National Portrait Gallery, London
R.B. Kitaj ('Self-Portrait: Hockney Pillow')
by R.B. Kitaj Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, 1993-1994
40 in. x 20 in. (1016 mm x 508 mm)
Purchased with help from the Art Fund, 2006
- R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007), Painter. Sitter in 6 portraits, Artist of 4 portraits.
- R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007), Painter. Artist of 4 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
This self-portrait depicts the artist in bed. His darkened features and reddened eyes invest the image with an intense, emotional charge. It is a powerful personal image, in which the artist confronts his own state of being.
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