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For over six decades, Alex Katz has found inspiration in all types of flowers, transforming wind-blown tiger lilies, marigolds, roses, and petunias into iconic works of Pop art. In the 1950s, Katz grew frustrated that his portraits lacked a sense of movement, so he began painting the wildflowers he discovered near his …

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Artware Editions

This item is part of a series of home products featuring a black and white graphic image from the American artist Alex Katz. Each Dessert Set includes one dessert plate with a matching cup and saucer. The underside of the plate features the product details and the artist's stamped signature.

each set includes: 1 …

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Condition
Brand new
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate
Frame
Not included
Manufacturer
WOW

With flat planes of rich, lovely color, Alex Katz’s landscapes and portraits evoke the smooth aesthetics of advertising billboards and film. The prolific artist is especially well known for his paintings of Ada, his wife and muse. Katz developed his signature style as a reaction against the Abstract Expressionism that dominated the mid–20th century, when he began painting. Instead, he embraced narrative, figurative clarity and the accessible pleasures of Pop art, though he remains untethered to any particular school or movement. Katz studied at Cooper Union in New York and spent a summer learning plein air painting at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture before he began presenting regularly in New York and cities across the world. His work has been included in shows at institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and the Fosun Foundation in Shanghai, among others. His work belongs to multiple public collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Tate, and has fetched million-dollar prices on the secondary market.

High auction record
£3.4m, Phillips, 2019
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2021
Alex Katz / Mondes flottants Floating Worlds curated by Eric de ChasseyThaddaeus Ropac
2016
Alex KatzSerpentine Galleries
2015
Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950sColby College Museum of Art
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Dessert Plate, Cup & Saucer Set, 2015

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8 in diameter
20.3 cm diameter
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For over six decades, Alex Katz has found inspiration in all types of flowers, transforming …

AE
Artware Editions

This item is part of a series of home products featuring a black and white graphic image from the …

Medium
Condition
Brand new
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate
Frame
Not included
Manufacturer
WOW

With flat planes of rich, lovely color, Alex Katz’s landscapes and portraits evoke the smooth aesthetics of advertising billboards and film. The prolific artist is especially well known for his paintings of Ada, his wife and muse. Katz developed his signature style as a reaction against the Abstract Expressionism that dominated the mid–20th century, when he began painting. Instead, he embraced narrative, figurative clarity and the accessible pleasures of Pop art, though he remains untethered to any particular school or movement. Katz studied at Cooper Union in New York and spent a summer learning plein air painting at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture before he began presenting regularly in New York and cities across the world. His work has been included in shows at institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and the Fosun Foundation in Shanghai, among others. His work belongs to multiple public collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Tate, and has fetched million-dollar prices on the secondary market.

High auction record
£3.4m, Phillips, 2019
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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