Alex Katz, ‘Black Hat 2 (Signed)’, 2016-7, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera II
Alex Katz, ‘Black Hat 2 (Signed)’, 2016-7, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera II
Alex Katz, ‘Black Hat 2 (Signed)’, 2016-7, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera II

This elegant offset lithograph invitation on card stock was published on the occasion of Alex Katz' important 2006 retrospective "Present Tense: Sixty Years" exhibited simultaneously at Richard Gray's Chicago and New York galleries. This invitation was, exceptionally, hand signed by Alex Katz at his November 5, 2017 Gavin Brown exhibition opening. Very rare and collectible when hand signed. Excellent condition. Unframed .-- Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery

Signature: Signed and dated by Alex Katz on November 5, 2017

Publisher: Richard Gray Gallery

Signed by the artist at his his November 5, 2017 opening in Harlem for the present owner

About Alex Katz

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.

American, b. 1927, New York, New York, based in New York, New York