Alex Katz, ‘Large Head of Vincent’, 1982, Heritage Auctions
Alex Katz, ‘Large Head of Vincent’, 1982, Heritage Auctions

P.P. 3/4

Published by Brooke Alexander Editions, Inc., New York LITERATURE: Maravell 131 Schröder 155

Condition Report: Five puncture impressions to the center right; smudges and handling creases to the margins. Hinged and framed under acrylic. Framed Dimensions 64 X 38.5 Inches

Signature: Signed and annotated in pencil lower left

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

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