Alex Katz, ‘Study for "Good Afternoon"’, 1974, Sotheby's

Property of a Private Collector, New York

Executed in 1974.

Brunswick, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Alex Katz: An Exhibition Featuring Works from the Collection of Paul J. Schupf, July - October 1985

Paul J. Schupf, New York
Private Collection, 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