Alex Katz, ‘The Swimmer (Maravell 75; Schröder 76)’, 1974, Doyle

signed and numbered 44/84 in pencil, co-published by Brooke Alexander, Inc. and Marlborough Graphics, Inc., New York, the full sheet.

Sheet: 28.125 x 36 inches; 715 x 915 mm.

Condition: Timestain at extreme sheet edges, minor rippling, some rubbing, some foxing verso, two small areas of other discoloration at left corner verso, otherwise in good condition.

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