Alex Katz, 10:30AM, 2017


Alex Katz 10:30AM, 2017 silkscreen for sale

Signed Alex Katz Silkscreen, 10:30AM, 2017

Artist:Alex Katz (1927 - 9999)

Title:10:30AM, 2017

Medium:Color silkscreen on Saunders Waterford 425 gsm paper

Image Size:55 in x 74 in (139.7 cm x 188 cm)

Sheet Size:55 in x 74 in (139.7 cm x 188 cm)

Edition:Numbered from the edition of 60; published by Lococo Fine Art Publisher, St. Louis.

Signature:This work is hand signed by Alex Katz (Brooklyn, 1927 - ) in pencil.

Condition:This work is in excellent condition.

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Alex Katz 10:30AM , 2017 is a striking landscape scene in shades of green and grey. The landscape theme is a departure from the figurative artist’s body of work, but still is rendered with the same hand, and with the same point of view. Katz crops the image, an approach you will find in iconic portraits. Cropping abstracts the subject matter and also implies an almost cinematic perspective. This simplified framing of a landscape scene, allows the artist and viewer to greater appreciate the color and form from the environment. A wooded forest is trimmed of its tree tops and roots so that we only see the lush vegetation and stripes of tree trunks. Lime green is the dominant color of Katz 10:30AM, with paler green and dark moss hues shade and highlight the forest. The trees in the foreground are defined with crisp, sharp edges, but the grey trunks are smudged with blurred hints of white. Leaves sprinkle the moment in time like confetti, providing a subtle sense of depth, texture, and temporality.

The landscape theme, though distinctly different from his portraits, has been a fascination of the New York artist since the beginning of his career as a painter.

Created in 2017, this Color silkscreen on Saunders Waterford 425 gsm paper is hand signed by Alex Katz (Brooklyn, 1927 – ) in pencil. Numbered from the edition of 60, this work is published by Lococo Fine Art Publisher, St. Louis.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Alex Katz 10:30AM , 2017 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Alex Katz 10:30AM , 2017 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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Why Katz?

With a visual langauge of stylized flats in amplified colors, Alex Katz' sought inspiration from Japanese woodcuts and American culture to create his distinctive portraits and landscapes. His bold and simple paintings are noted as precursors to the Pop Art movement, Katz career includes a prolific oeuvre in printmaking, his prints adhering to the artist's unremitting style that characterized the subjects and spaces he immortalized.

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Artistic Styles of Katz

American portraits, landscape, American Figurative Pop Art, Jewish Nouveau realisme portraits

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Alex Katz (1927-9999)

Alex Katz Biography

One of the most recognized and widely-exhibited artists of his generation, Alex Katz was born in 1927 in Brooklyn, New York. Studying at the Cooper Union School in New York from 1946 to 1949 Katz left for the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. It was here that he was exposed to painting from life, which would prove pivotal in his development as a painter and remains a staple of his practices today. Katz has admitted to destroying a thousand paintings during his first ten years as a painter in order to find his style. Since the 1950’s, he worked to create art more freely in the sense that he tried to paint “faster than [he] can think.” Every year from early June to mid-September since 1954, Katz has moved from his SoHo loft to a 19th-century clapboard farmhouse in Lincolnville, Maine. Coming into his own style of expression, his paintings are defined by their flatness of color and form, their economy of line, and their cool but seductive emotional detachment; with a key source of inspiration being the woodcuts produced by Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro. From 1954 to 1960, Katz made a number of small collages of still lifes, Maine landscapes, and small figures. It was during this time that Katz began exhibiting his work, and since then has produced a celebrated body of work that includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, and prints. Taking inspiration from various aspects of mid-century American culture and society, including television, film, and advertising, over his storied career he has established himself as a preeminent painter of modern life. Utilizing characteristically wide brushstrokes, large swathes of color, and refined compositions, he is most often associated with the Pop Art movement even though his creations predate it.

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