Alex Katz, Boy with Branch I, 1975
|Artist:||Alex Katz (1927 - )|
|Title:||Boy with Branch I, 1975|
|Image:||24 in x 40 3/8 in (61 cm x 102.6 cm)|
|Sheet:||24 in x 40 3/8 in (61 cm x 102.6 cm)|
|Framed:||approx. 32 in x 48 3/8 in (81.3 cm x 122.9 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 90 in pencil in the lower left; published by Bo Alveryd, Kavlinge, Sweden, and Marlborough Graphics, Inc., New York.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Alex Katz (Brooklyn, 1927 - ) in pencil in the lower left.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Alex Katz Boy with Branch I, 1975 is an introspective portrait. The boy looks out the left side of the print, not meeting the eyes of the viewer. His eyelashes flutter halfway and shade his hazelnut colored eyes. His skin is warmed by the sun, which also glows in his eyes and on the side of his face. Katz details the strands of his hair delicately – multicolored brown. The branch flows behind him from one side of the image to the other. The leaves are a dark green on one side, lighter on the other. The wind picks them up and blows them to the right, stretching them and adding movement to the image. But though the leaves are blowing in the wind, the boy looks still and unperturbed. We see grass and a horizon line behind the boy, setting him in nature. Beyond that, there are no other signs of civilization. He is alone with the tree and the grass and the vast sky.
Created in 1975, this color aquatint is hand signed by Alex Katz (Brooklyn, 1927 - ) in pencil and numbered from the edition of 90 in pencil; published by Bo Alveryd, Kavlinge, Sweden, and Marlborough Graphics, Inc., New York.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Alex Katz Boy with Branch I, 1975 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. Maravell, Nicholas. P. Alex Katz: The Complete Prints. New York: Alpine Fine Arts Collection, Ltd. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 77.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Alex Katz Boy with Branch I, 1975 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.