Monday, March 24, 2008

UBC #14 - First Diasporist Manifsto by R.B. Kitaj

First Diasporist Manifesto
By R.B. Kitaj
Thames And Hudson Press c1989 Softcover

From the back cover: "Kitaj, one of the most important painters working today, declares here his credo on art and life, in a manifesto equal in power and intent to those- like the Surrealists', the Futurists' or the Constructivists' - which have signalled a radical change in the course and perception of art and life."

Kitaj's opening statement speaks volumes: "Painting is not my life. My life is my life. Painting is a great idea i carry from place to place." With over 60 black and white illustrations and lucid aesthetic hallucinations, The First Diasporist Manifesto ranks high on the list of all-time greatest manifestos. Right up there with Karl Marx, Malcolm Gladwell's Talent Myth, and the one by that guy who lived in the woods and set beard-cred back fifteen years.


please call or email to hold or purchase. only one copy, so its first come first serve. please note that we will only keep books on hold at the store for three days (including weekends).

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