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Alex Katz
Alex Katz, 1927

Pristine, flat surfaces and an economy of line are emblematic of Alex Katz's celebrated portraits and landscapes, which the artist began in the 1950s. Katz’s minimal aesthetic was, at this time, both a reaction to Abstract Expressionism and an anticipation of Pop Art. In addition to his painting practice, Katz is a prolific printmaker who continues to explore three-dimensional space with sculptural cutouts, a technique first established by the artist in 1959.

The subject of over 200 solo exhibitions and nearly 500 group shows internationally since 1951, Katz has been honoured with numerous retrospectives including: The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; The Jewish Museum, New York; The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Colby College Museum of Art, Maine; Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden; Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain; The Saatchi Gallery, London; Tate St. Ives, UK; Turner Contemporary, UK; Albertina Museum, Vienna; and The Guggenheim, Bilbao. In 2022, he will feature in a career-spanning retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, New York.

 

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Artworks

Rhododendron on Green, 2020, Oil on linen
Iris, 2019, Oil in linen
Vivien and Vincent (Outline), 2019, Mirror polished stainless steel with anodized black edge on bronze base with patina
Coca-Cola Girl 30, 2018, Oil on linen
Coca-Cola Girl 20, 2018, Oil on linen
Grass 1, 2017, Oil on board

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