Alex Katz, ‘Seagull’, 2012, Heritage Auctions
Alex Katz, ‘Seagull’, 2012, Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: Handling creases in corners; surface soil on verso; toning. Sheet is loose. Unframed

Signature: Signed and numbered in pencil along lower edge

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Publisher: Collaborative Art Editions, Florida

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