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Alex Katz

Lot 243

Alex, 2014

Color aquatint and heliogravure on heavy white wove paper
7 × 10 in
17.8 × 25.4 cm
Swann Auction Galleries
Estimated value: $1,200–$1,800
Starting bid
$900

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SAG
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197x276 mm; 7x10 inches (sheet), full margins.

Signed and numbered 33/125 in pencil, lower left.

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197x276 mm; 7x10 inches (sheet), full margins.

Signed and numbered 33/125 in pencil, lower left.

Published by the Schweizerische Graphische Gesellschaft, Zurich.

A very good impression.

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.

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About the work
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197x276 mm; 7x10 inches (sheet), full margins.

Signed and numbered 33/125 in pencil, lower left.

Read more

197x276 mm; 7x10 inches (sheet), full margins.

Signed and numbered 33/125 in pencil, lower left.

Published by the Schweizerische Graphische Gesellschaft, Zurich.

A very good impression.

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

Lot 243

Alex, 2014

Color aquatint and heliogravure on heavy white wove paper
7 × 10 in
17.8 × 25.4 cm
Swann Auction Galleries
Estimated value: $1,200–$1,800
Starting bid
$900

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