BAM: Benefit Auction 2020
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Sheet dimensions: 61 x 35.5 inches. BAM will facilitate artwork release within 14 days after non-essential work resumes and allows. Ships from New York. This work is offered unframed, but BAM can offer guidance on the artist’s preferred framing and facilitate releasing the work to a framer for the collector.

Medium
Signature
Signed, lower recto
Publisher
Brook Alexander, Inc., NY; printed by Orlando Condeso, Condeso and Brokopp Studios, NY
Image rights
Courtesy of the artist

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.

High auction record
£3.4m, Phillips, 2019
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2021
PortraitsMarlborough New York
2016
Alex KatzSerpentine Galleries
2015
Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950sColby College Museum of Art
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Large Head of Vincent, 1983

9 color sugar lift quatint on Arches cover
54 3/8 × 28 3/4 in
138.1 × 73 cm
Edition 17/50
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Sheet dimensions: 61 x 35.5 inches. BAM will facilitate artwork release within 14 days after …

Medium
Signature
Signed, lower recto
Publisher
Brook Alexander, Inc., NY; printed by Orlando Condeso, Condeso and Brokopp Studios, NY
Image rights
Courtesy of the artist

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.

High auction record
£3.4m, Phillips, 2019
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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