Alex Katz, Chance, 2016 (Anne, Vivien, Darinka) , Set of Three

Alex Katz Chance, 2016 (Anne, Vivien, Darinka) silkscreen for sale

Signed Alex Katz Silkscreen, Chance, 2016 (Anne, Vivien, Darinka) , Set of Three

Artist: Alex Katz (1927 - 9999)

Title: Chance, 2016 (Anne, Vivien, Darinka) , Set of Three

Medium: Set of Three Color silkscreen in 27-33 colors on Saunders Waterford, White, Cold Press, 300 gsm fine art paper

Image Size: 70 in x 46 in (177.8 cm x 116.8 cm) each

Sheet Size: 70 in x 46 in (177.8 cm x 116.8 cm) each

Framed Size: 76 7/8 in x 52 15/16 in (195.3 cm x 134.5 cm) each

Edition: Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left; published by Lococo Fine Art Publisher, St. Louis.

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

Condition: This set of three works is in excellent condition.

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Historical Description of this artwork

Alex Katz, Chance, 2016 is a set of three monumental portraits captured in the artist’s signature style. The series of three designs consists of three distinct female subjects. Each woman depicted in swim suit holding a beach ball. Against grey backdrops, the palette of Chance, 2016 is muted tones of mauve, yellow, and rose, blue. Despite their commonalities, each figure is posed very differently and each woman has a distinct style. Chance 1 (Anne), is a  30-color silk screen, depicting a posh modelesque woman. Her hair is cropped and slicked back, and she wears dark sunglasses that obscure her eyes. Her black bathing suit has cut-outs along the front. Chance 2 (Vivien) is a 27-color silkscreen, also donning a bathing suit. She wears a modest, two-piece and is posed holding the beach ball high up as if she is about to throw it. Chance 3 (Darinka) is a 33-color silkscreen. She wears a patterned swimsuit in pastel colors. Her hair is multidimensional, and she stands with her hand on her hip.

In a monumental scale, these striking Alex Katz portraits are graphic and powerful. Displaying the intersection of commerical and high art, Chance, 2016 is reminiscent of editorial fashion photography through the lens of Alex Katz iconic stylized vision.

Created in 2016, this set of three 27-33 Color silkscreen on Saunders Waterford, White, Cold Press, 300 gsm fine art paper are hand signed by Alex Katz (Brooklyn, 1927 – ) in pencil. Each impression numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left, Katz Chance, 2016  is published by Lococo Fine Art Publisher, St. Louis.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Alex Katz Chance, 2016    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 Chance, 2016  is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with archival mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

What Do I Get With My Purchase?

The Certificate of Authenticity accompanies this work, guaranteeing its authenticity for as long as you own it.

All catalogue raisonné and historical documentation is included with your purchase.

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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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