Alex Katz

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Over a career that now spans nearly seven decades, the American painter Alex Katz (b. 1927, New York) has devoted himself to the representation of the here and now and to the immediacy of human perception – a commitment to what the artist has often described as “painting in the present tense.”

Alex Katz emerged on the New York scene in the 1950s during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism and just prior to the explosion of Pop Art, yet his unique aesthetic has always stood apart from other painters of his generation. Influenced by con-temporary music, dance and poetry, he has long pursued his own idiosyncratic and decidedly modern form of realism. From his iconic portraits of family, friends, and artistic collaborators to his less well-known landscapes and city scenes, Katz’s consummate technique and sensitivity for painterly surfaces unfolds in productive tension with the formal languages of film, fashion, and advertising.

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Weight 1272 g
Dimensions 26.9 x 33.4 cm
Publisher name Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date 1 May 2019
Number of pages 120
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Jacob Proctor
Dimensions 26.9 x 33.4 cm
Weight 1272 g