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Alex Katz

Ada

Oil on canvas
36 × 59 3/4 in
91.4 × 151.8 cm
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A portrait of Alex Katz' wife, Ada, produced by Katz circa 1979
Unframed; Accompanied by a …

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Alex Katz
American, b. 1927
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New York School painter Alex Katz developed his highly stylized aesthetic in reaction to 1950s Abstract Expressionism, finding his own distinctive resolution between formalism and representation. His brightly colored figurative and landscape paintings are rendered in a flat style that takes cues from everyday visual culture like advertising and cinema, in many ways anticipating both the formal and conceptual concerns of Pop Art. Well known for his many portraits of his wife and muse, Ada, Katz has also dedicated himself to printmaking and freestanding sculptures of cutout figures painted on wood or aluminum.

Alex Katz, ‘Ada’, Julien's Auctions
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About the work
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A portrait of Alex Katz' wife, Ada, produced by Katz circa 1979
Unframed; Accompanied by a signed and notarized affidavit from Katz' former assistant, Jeffrey Lewis

Medium
Painting
Alex Katz
American, b. 1927
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New York School painter Alex Katz developed his highly stylized aesthetic in reaction to 1950s Abstract Expressionism, finding his own distinctive resolution between formalism and representation. His brightly colored figurative and landscape paintings are rendered in a flat style that takes cues from everyday visual culture like advertising and cinema, in many ways anticipating both the formal and conceptual concerns of Pop Art. Well known for his many portraits of his wife and muse, Ada, Katz has also dedicated himself to printmaking and freestanding sculptures of cutout figures painted on wood or aluminum.

Alex Katz

Ada

Oil on canvas
36 × 59 3/4 in
91.4 × 151.8 cm
Bidding closed
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