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Alex Katz

Alexandra, 1984

Oil on linen
66 1/10 × 78 1/10 in
168 × 198.5 cm
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Phillips

Property from a Prominent Private American Collection

Painted in 1984, Alexandra is a particularly …

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Property from a Prominent Private American Collection

Painted in 1984, Alexandra is a particularly ethereal example of Alex Katz’s larger-than-life portraits. Allusive yet unknowable, the eponymous character is plunged in a field of light, her face dominating the full expanse of the composition while she casts 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.

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Property from a Prominent Private American Collection

Painted in 1984, Alexandra is a particularly …

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Property from a Prominent Private American Collection

Painted in 1984, Alexandra is a particularly ethereal example of Alex Katz’s larger-than-life portraits. Allusive yet unknowable, the eponymous character is plunged in a field of light, her face dominating the full expanse of the composition while she casts 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

Alexandra, 1984

Oil on linen
66 1/10 × 78 1/10 in
168 × 198.5 cm
Bidding closed
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