Yellow Flags (2020)
Alex Katz (1927-)
Archival pigment ink on Innova Etching Cotton Rag 315 gsm fine. Edition of 150.
Newly-framed in handmade casein painted as pictured
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Archival pigment ink on Innova Etching Cotton Rag 315 gsm fine. Edition of 150. Hand signed and numbered in pencil, lower sheet edge.
Alex Katz is one of the most recognized and widely-exhibited artists of his generation. Often associated with the Pop Art movement, Katz began exhibiting his work in 1954, and since that time he has produced a celebrated body of work that includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, and prints. His earliest work took inspiration from various aspects of mid-century American culture and society, including television, film, and advertising, and over the past five and a half decades he has established himself as a preeminent painter of modern life, whose distinctive portraits and lyrical landscapes bear a flattened surface and consistent economy of line. Utilizing characteristically wide brushstrokes, large swathes of color, and refined compositions, Katz created what art historian Robert Storr called “a new and distinctive type of realism in American art which combines aspects of both abstraction and representation.”
Since the 1950s, Alex Katz’s work has been the subject of more than 200 solo exhibitions and nearly 500 group exhibitions around the world. His work can be found in nearly 100 public collections worldwide, including every great receptacle of fine art in the world.