Aquatint printed in black with white ground lift
16.38 x 21.38 cm
Edition of 100, signed and numbered recto
About the work
Alex Katz made his first lino and woodcuts in the late 1950s, beginning a life-long interest in printmaking. In this edition, Katz demonstrates his passion for prints and drawings, using a monochromatic colour scheme and a simplified line to emphasize form.
This edition was produced exclusively for the Whitechapel Gallery on the occasion of the exhibition Faces in the Crowd: Picturing Modern Life from Manet to Today (2005), which featured work by Alex Katz amongst other leading international artists.
About the artist
The American painter Alex Katz began his career in New York in the 1950s, alongside the Abstract Expressionist movement. Best known for his figurative images of women and small groups rendered in a flattened style and marked by a simplified line, Katz has always worked independently of the contemporary leading movements and adhered to his own distinct style.
Katz’s work is included in many major private and public collections, including Tate, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Nationalgalerie in Berlin and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.
Neuberger Museum of Art, New York (2018); Serpentine Galleries, London, UK (201); The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (2016); Guggenheim, Bilbao (2015–6); Tate St Ives; Turner Contemporary, Margate (both 2012); The National Portrait Gallery, London (2010); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2007); Albertina, Vienna (2010); Saatchi Gallery, London (1998); P.S.1 / Institute for Contemporary Art, New York (1997-8); Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia (1996); Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden (1995); Brooklyn Museum (1988); Vancouver Art Museum (1977)
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