Alex Katz, ‘Still Life ’, 1974, Alpha 137 Gallery
Alex Katz, ‘Still Life ’, 1974, Alpha 137 Gallery
Alex Katz, ‘Still Life ’, 1974, Alpha 137 Gallery
Alex Katz, ‘Still Life ’, 1974, Alpha 137 Gallery

Published by: Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York & Marlborough Graphics, New York
Printed by: Prawat Laucheron, New York
This rare aquatint and drypoint etching entitled Still Life comes from one of the artist's most desirable eras, the mid-1970s. It is from a small edition of 62. According to Katz, this image was based upon a drawing he had made for a painting called Supper created in 1973.
This work was acquired from the Jamison Thomas Gallery in New York in 1987, by the Reader's Digest Corporation of America. It has been professionally framed with museum quality materials, as it hung in the corporate offices of Reader's Digest in Westchester, NY for years before the company sold off its venerated collection.

Another impression of Still Life was selected for inclusion in a major print retrospective of Katz's prints at the Brooklyn Museum in 1987 and is reproduced as a full page in the published catalogue for that exhibition. This important work on paper is also fully catalogued and referenced with a full page reproduction in the catalogue raisonne of Katz's prints.
Catalogue Raisonné: 73, Maravell
Measurements:
Overall Size: 22 x 30.75 in. (55.88 x 78.1 cm.)
Framed Size: 25.5 x 34.3 x 1 in. (64.77 x 87.12 x 2.54 cm.)
Exhibited:
Alex Katz Print Retrospective, Brooklyn Museum, 1987 (another impression from the artist's private collection)

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Signature: Signed and numbered lower left in pencil; with Reader's Digest Corporate Collection label with provenance information on back of frame

Publisher: Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York & Marlborough Graphics, New York, pub.; Prawat Laucheron, New York, prntr.

Alex Katz Print Retrospective, Brooklyn Museum, 1987 (another impression from the artist's private collection)

Publication: Catalogue published on the occasion of the Retrospective of Alex Katz prints, Brooklyn Museum, 1987, 1st Edition
Catalogue Raisonné: 73, Maravell

Reader's Digest Corporate Collection
Jamison Thomas Gallery, New York

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