Alex Katz, ‘Jessica’, 2002, michael lisi / contemporary art
Alex Katz, ‘Jessica’, 2002, michael lisi / contemporary art

A rare and beautiful aluminum cutout, Jessica was created by the artist in 2002 and measures 17 x 13 ½ x ¼ in.( 43.2 x 34.3 x .5 cm). The base itself measures 52 in (132 cm) high. From the signed and numbered edition of 35 + 7 AP, the artwork is printed on both sides.

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