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Alex Katz, Sarah

Artist: Alex Katz (1927 - )
Title:Sarah
Medium:Archival pigment inks on Crane Museo Max 365 gsm fine art paper
Image:34 in x 34 in (86.4 cm x 86.4 cm)
Sheet:34 in x 34 in (86.4 cm x 86.4 cm)
Framed:43 3/4 in x 43 3/4 in (103.5 cm x 103.5 cm)
Edition:An artist proof numbered from the edition of 20 in pencil in the lower left (aside from the numbered edition of 100); printed and 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 work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-6017

Historical Description

Alex Katz Sarah is an exemplary offering from the American figurative artist. Featuring a warm palette, Katz’s flat abstraction shift the focus away from the subject, instead emphasizing the forms and coloration. Two cropped close-ups of his female sitter are placed side by side, with the more extreme magnification on the left section. In both depictions, his model, Sarahs, has turned her head in a three quarter profile. Though the colors simplified, Katz implies depth by shading the left half of Sarah’s face a slightly darker tone of beige, adding shadows in this same darker tone to her smile line and below her right eye. The woman is faired skinned with grey blue eyes, and blonde hair the falls in strands below her jawline. Her peachy skin is offset by a pungent fuchsia background.

By cropping the image of his subject, Alex Katz beckons the viewer to analyze Sarah’s expression. Upon close inspection, we notice the subtle differences between the side by side views of Sarahs, which are ever so slight: the slight change in the angle of her grin, to the reflections in her iris’s which have changed positions.

This archival pigment inks on Crane Museo Max 365 gsm paper  is hand signed by Alex Katz (Brooklyn, 1927 - ) in pencil in the lower left. An artist proof numbered from the edition of 20 in pencil in the lower left (aside from the numbered edition of 100).

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Alex Katz Sarah is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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