Alex Katz, ‘Liz and Rose’, Christie's

Alex Katz (b. 1927)

Liz and Rose

signed and dated 'Alex Katz '84' (on the reverse)

oil on shaped aluminum

71 3/4 x 44 in. (182.2 x 111.8 cm.)

Painted in 1984.

Signature: signed and dated 'Alex Katz '84' (on the reverse)

New York, Robert Miller Gallery, Alex Katz: Recent Cutouts, March 1985 (illustrated on the cover of the exhibition announcement).

Robert Miller Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner

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