Alex Katz, ‘Coma Berenices’, 2005, Graphicstudio USF
Alex Katz, ‘Coma Berenices’, 2005, Graphicstudio USF
Alex Katz, ‘Coma Berenices’, 2005, Graphicstudio USF
Alex Katz, ‘Coma Berenices’, 2005, Graphicstudio USF
Alex Katz, ‘Coma Berenices’, 2005, Graphicstudio USF
Alex Katz, ‘Coma Berenices’, 2005, Graphicstudio USF
Alex Katz, ‘Coma Berenices’, 2005, Graphicstudio USF
Alex Katz, ‘Coma Berenices’, 2005, Graphicstudio USF
Alex Katz, ‘Coma Berenices’, 2005, Graphicstudio USF
Alex Katz, ‘Coma Berenices’, 2005, Graphicstudio USF
Alex Katz, ‘Coma Berenices’, 2005, Graphicstudio USF
Alex Katz, ‘Coma Berenices’, 2005, Graphicstudio USF
Alex Katz, ‘Coma Berenices’, 2005, Graphicstudio USF

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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

About John Ashbery

A celebrated surrealist poet, John Ashbery debuted as a professional artist at the age of 81. The collages for which he is known date from as early as his college years in the 1940s, when he forewent painting for practical reasons, and throughout the intervening decades. Never imagining anyone might take interest in them, Ashbery made the collages for personal amusement, inspired by his friend Joe Brainard and other collagists. The wittily titled, lighthearted works reference contemporary pop culture and art history through found vintage postcards and cut-and-pasted images. New York Times critic Holland Cotter noted that “a hint of narrative” exists in his collages, as in his poetry, “though what the story might be is hard to say.”

American, 1927-2017, Rochester, NY, United States, based in NYC & Hudson, NY