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The "Purple Hat (Ada)", 2017 is a limited edition, focused on the portrait of Ada, Alex Katz's wife and muse, whom Katz has depicted in over 200 pieces, and she is the subject of some of his best, and best-known works. The viewer is greeted with a close up of her porcelain white skin, which depicts …

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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.

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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Purple Hat (Ada), 2017

Archival pigment Inks on Crane Museo Max 365 gsm fine art paper
46 × 21 in
116.8 × 53.3 cm
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€13,500
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WC
Weng Contemporary
Zug

The "Purple Hat (Ada)", 2017 is a limited edition, focused on the portrait of Ada, Alex …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and Numbered in pencil
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included

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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