Alex Katz, ‘Window 5’, circa 1961-1962, Sotheby's

Property from an American Private Collector

Signature: signed

Fishbach Gallery, New York
Private Collection, Gross Pointe
Sotheby's, New York, 7 June 1996, Lot 345
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

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