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Alex Katz

John Updike, 1982

Oil on aluminum
12 1/8 × 9 1/8 in
30.8 × 23.2 cm
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ALBERT J. RAMAN, JR., ESQ

PROVENANCE: Pace Wildenstein, New York; …

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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ALBERT J. RAMAN, JR., ESQ

PROVENANCE: Pace Wildenstein, New York; Private collection, New Jersey, acquired from the above, 2003. Private collection, New York City, by descent from above, 2018. NOTEThis work is a study for the oil painting John Updike, 1982, which was commissioned by Time …

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Signed, titled, and dated on the reverse: 1982 / Alex Katz / John Updike
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Alex Katz
American, b. 1927
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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.

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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ALBERT J. RAMAN, JR., ESQ

PROVENANCE: Pace Wildenstein, New York; …

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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ALBERT J. RAMAN, JR., ESQ

PROVENANCE: Pace Wildenstein, New York; Private collection, New Jersey, acquired from the above, 2003. Private collection, New York City, by descent from above, 2018. NOTEThis work is a study for the oil painting John Updike, 1982, which was commissioned by Time …

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Signature
Signed, titled, and dated on the reverse: 1982 / Alex Katz / John Updike
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Alex Katz
American, b. 1927
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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.

Alex Katz

John Updike, 1982

Oil on aluminum
12 1/8 × 9 1/8 in
30.8 × 23.2 cm
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