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Go and Get Killed Comrade - We Need a Byron in the Movement by R B Kitaj

Go and Get Killed Comrade - We Need a Byron in the Movement by R B Kitaj
Accession Code: wu0417w
Title: Go and Get Killed Comrade - We Need a Byron in the Movement
Date completed: 1966
Medium: Prints
Location Name: Picture Store
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Although identified with the British pop art movement, Kitaj's work is more complex and autobiographical, often drawing on political, social, historical and literary sources. Here, he refers to the political activities of the poet Lord Byron, seen as a symbol of disinterested patriotism following his death in 1824 during the struggle for Greek Independence