Alex Katz, ‘Chance’, 2016, michael lisi / contemporary art

A remarkable set of images that creates a beautiful and highly collectible sculpture, Chance was created by Alex Katz using archival inks printed on powder-coated aluminum (the image appears on both sides), set into a polished aluminum base. The artwork contains the artist’s etched signature, date and edition number, measures 21 ¾ x 37 x 4 in. (55.2 x 94 x 10.2 cm) and is from the edition of 50 as issued.

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