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Alex Katz, ‘Purple Hat (Ada)’, 2017, Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
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Alex Katz

Purple Hat (Ada), 2017

Archival pigment inks on Crane Museo Max 365 gsm fine art paper
46 × 21 in
116.8 × 53.3 cm
Edition of 125
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
Calabasas, Los Angeles
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Alex Katz began painting portraits of Ada Del Moro when they met in 1957. Ada Del Moro soon became …

Alex Katz began painting portraits of Ada Del Moro when they met in 1957. Ada Del Moro soon became Ada Katz, his wife and timeless muse. Over the course of their 60-year marriage, Katz has painted more than 250 portraits of Ada in simple, idealized styles. Sometimes Ada is seen large-scale in a close-up; other times, …

Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
Calabasas, Los Angeles
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As one of the most important proponents of figurative realism, Alex Katz has been painting …

As one of the most important proponents of figurative realism, Alex Katz has been painting portraits for nearly 50 years, synthesizing a kind of color field abstraction with realism. Katz's wife, Ada, is one of his most frequently recurring subjects, and she is seen here in this recent print wearing a purple hat …

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Mint condition
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Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered in pencil
Certificate of authenticity
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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.

Alex Katz, ‘Purple Hat (Ada)’, 2017, Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
Alex Katz, ‘Purple Hat (Ada)’, 2017, Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
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About the work

Alex Katz began painting portraits of Ada Del Moro when they met in 1957. Ada Del Moro soon became …

Alex Katz began painting portraits of Ada Del Moro when they met in 1957. Ada Del Moro soon became Ada Katz, his wife and timeless muse. Over the course of their 60-year marriage, Katz has painted more than 250 portraits of Ada in simple, idealized styles. Sometimes Ada is seen large-scale in a close-up; other times, …

Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
Calabasas, Los Angeles
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As one of the most important proponents of figurative realism, Alex Katz has been painting …

As one of the most important proponents of figurative realism, Alex Katz has been painting portraits for nearly 50 years, synthesizing a kind of color field abstraction with realism. Katz's wife, Ada, is one of his most frequently recurring subjects, and she is seen here in this recent print wearing a purple hat …

Medium
Print
Condition
Mint condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered in pencil
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
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

Purple Hat (Ada), 2017

Archival pigment inks on Crane Museo Max 365 gsm fine art paper
46 × 21 in
116.8 × 53.3 cm
Edition of 125
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
Calabasas, Los Angeles
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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