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100% cotton beach towel produced by Art Production Fund

Medium
Condition
Very good
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Manufacturer
Art Production Fund

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.

High auction record
£3.4m, Phillips, 2019
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2021
PortraitsMarlborough New York
2016
Alex KatzSerpentine Galleries
2015
Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950sColby College Museum of Art
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"Ada" beach towel, 2011

Terry cloth towel
70 × 60 in
177.8 × 152.4 cm
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Sold
Location
Jeffersonville
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100% cotton beach towel produced by Art Production Fund

Medium
Condition
Very good
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Manufacturer
Art Production Fund

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.

High auction record
£3.4m, Phillips, 2019
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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