Letter: Rewarding words from R B Kitaj

Sir: It seems that the commentaries accompanying R B Kitaj's paintings in his retrospective exhibition at the Tate Gallery in 1994 are still a matter of controversy ("Kitaj and the firing squad", 27 May).

I should therefore like to record my appreciation of these. At an exhibition, I find it far more rewarding, after straining through my bifocals, to find such informative commentaries than simply to learn that a work is "Untitled, 1990. Private collection, Switzerland".


London W11