Alex Katz, Straw Hat 3, 2022
|Artist:||Alex Katz (1927 - )|
|Title:||Straw Hat 3, 2022|
|Medium:||Archival pigment ink on Innova Etching Cotton Rag 315 gsm paper|
|Image:||75 1/2 in x 42 in (192 cm x 107 cm)|
|Sheet:||75 1/2 in x 42 in (192 cm x 107 cm)|
|Framed:||80 in x 47 in (203.2 cm x 119.3 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 100 in white pencil in the lower right.|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed by Alex Katz (Brooklyn, 1927 - ) in pencil in the lower right.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
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Alex Katz Straw Hat 3, 2022 is a striking and surprising work from the renowned figurative artist. Katz, well-known for large-scale, amiable depictions of friends and family, boldly departs from his established style in this work. The woman is boldly placed on top of a deeply saturated yellow and green patterned background. This decoration and the stitching on the woman’s hat dance together playfully and beautifully, thus causing the viewer’s eye to travel the entire length of the work. The yellowish hues that contour her face serve to unite the opposing tones of the background and foreground, suggesting to the viewer that the subject and surroundings are one and the same. She has a serene expression on her face, her eyes closed as if she is absorbing the essence of her surroundings. The young woman’s aura is captivating and powerful, yet peaceful. The artist renders her in soft, sweeping, painterly marks which emphasize her youth and femininity. The result is a remarkable, captivating image that invokes a sense of wonder, whimsy, and tranquility in the viewer.
Created in 2022, this archival pigment ink on Innova Etching Cotton Rag 315 gsm paper is hand-signed by Alex Katz (Brooklyn, 1927 - ) in pencil in the lower left. Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower right.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Alex Katz Straw Hat 3, 2022 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 Straw Hat 3, 2022 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.