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Alex Katz

Vivien X 5, 2018

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Lot 34
Screenprint in colors on Saunders Waterford 425gsm paper
40.0 x 96.0 in (101.6 x 243.8 cm)
Edition of 60
Signed and numbered on recto


This work ships from the United States.


A master of his own reductive, formal language, Alex Katz treats line and color sparingly to achieve compositions notable for their crisp flatness. Here, Katz imbues portraiture with the same austerity while also achieving a likeness that carries emotional import.

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About Alex Katz

Alex Katz (American, b. 1927) is an American figurative artist, loosely associated with the Pop Art movement. In particular, he is known for his portrait paintings of his wife, Ada. Katz studied at The Cooper Union in New York, and briefly transferred to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. Katz has said that Skowhegan exposed him to painting from life, which became critical to his development as an artist. His work is defined by flatness of color, bold forms, and an economy of line.