Alex Katz, ‘Mary (Maravell, 53)’, 1972, Alpha 137 Gallery
Alex Katz, ‘Mary (Maravell, 53)’, 1972, Alpha 137 Gallery
Alex Katz, ‘Mary (Maravell, 53)’, 1972, Alpha 137 Gallery
Alex Katz, ‘Mary (Maravell, 53)’, 1972, Alpha 137 Gallery

Rare early 1972 etching and aquatint on Arches paper. Pencil signed and numbered from the limited edition of only 50. Framed and ready to hang. Not examined outside of frame but appears to be in excellent condition. A quintessential Alex Katz portrait.
Measurements:
11.14 x 15 inches (sheet)
12 5/16 x 16 1/4 inches (framed).
Catalogue Raisonne Reference: Maravell, 53
Published by Brooke Alexander and Marlborough Graphics, Inc., New York;

Series: From the portfolio: June Ekman's Class

Signature: Signed and numbered on recto (front).

Catalogue Raisonne: Maravell, 53

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