Alex Katz, ‘Sasha 1’, 2016, Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
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Alex Katz

Sasha 1, 2016

Archival pigment inks on Crane Museo Max 365 gsm fine art paper
32 × 16 in
81.3 × 40.6 cm
Edition of 90
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
Calabasas, Los Angeles
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About the work

In the 1950s, when the prominent style was Abstract Expressionism, Alex Katz made a radical …

Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
Calabasas, Los Angeles

A master of his own reductive formal language, Alex Katz treats line and color sparingly to achieve …

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed, numbered and dated in pencil, lower sheet edge
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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, ‘Sasha 1’, 2016, Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
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In the 1950s, when the prominent style was Abstract Expressionism, Alex Katz made a radical artistic statement by choosing a more traditional subject: people. His “big face portraits,” as they were affectionately called at the time, were almost always larger than life in size, reflective of the monumental canvases …

Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
Calabasas, Los Angeles

A master of his own reductive formal language, Alex Katz treats line and color sparingly to achieve compositions notable for their crisp flatness. In “Sasha 1,” one of several recent works investigating an identical subject, Katz uses characteristic restraint to simplify the physiognomy of his faraway subject, her …

Medium
Print
Condition
Mint condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed, numbered and dated in pencil, lower sheet edge
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

Sasha 1, 2016

Archival pigment inks on Crane Museo Max 365 gsm fine art paper
32 × 16 in
81.3 × 40.6 cm
Edition of 90
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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