Alex Katz, ‘Green Jacket’, 1990, michael lisi / contemporary art

A casual self-portrait of Alex while relaxing in his summer studio in Maine, Green Jacket was created as an original screenprint in 1990. It is signed in pencil, and numbered, from the edition of 150 and measures 36 x 24 in. (91.4 x 61 cm), unframed. From the Alex and Ada, 1960-1980 portfolio.

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