Alex Katz, ‘Sweatshirt II’, 1990, michael lisi / contemporary art

One of the most beloved and collectible self-portraits by the artist, Sweatshirt II was created by Alex Katz in 1990 as an original screenprint, is signed in pencil, and numbered and measures 36 x 28 1/2 in. (91.4 x 72.4 cm.), unframed, from the edition of 150. from the Alex and Ada, 1960-1980 portfolio.

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