Alex Katz, ‘Face of the Poet’, 1978, Phillips

Portfolio: 40.5 x 58.5 x 3 cm (15 7/8 x 23 x 1 1/8 in.)

Including portraits of and poems by: Ted Berrigan, Kenward Elmslie, John Godfrey, Ted Greenwald, Michael Lally, Ann Lauterbach, Gerald Malanga, Alice Notley, John Perreault, Carter Ratcliff, Rene Ricard, Peter Schjeldahl, Tony Towle, and Bill Zavatsky

Signature: All signed and numbered 11/25 in pencil (there were also 9 artist's proofs), co-published by Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York, and Marlborough Graphics, Inc., New York.

Klaus Albrecht Schröder 97-110

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