Alex Katz, Night: William Dunas Dance Suite 3 (Pamela), 1983
|Artist:||Alex Katz (1927 - )|
|Title:||Night: William Dunas Dance Suite 3 (Pamela), 1983|
|Medium:||Lithograph in color on Arches wove paper|
|Image:||25 in x 31 ¼ in (63.5 cm × 79.4 cm)|
|Sheet:||25 in x 31 ¼ in (63.5 cm × 79.4 cm)|
|Framed:||36 1/8 in x 30 in (91.7 cm x 76.2 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the bottom left margin.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Alex Katz in pencil in the bottom left margin.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Alex Katz Night: William Dunas Dance Suite 3 (Pamela), 1983, is an artistically bold work that highlights the fluid movement of dance in a set of 4 lithographs. By using flat areas of color, which are carefully painted to ensure an even and almost mechanical application, Katz places the viewer’s attention away from the work itself and instead to focus on the expressive moment of joy the character is displaying and the fluidity of her movements. Her arms in the air behind her, the joyful expression on her face that doesn’t pull complete focus, and her blonde hair following the movement of her body mid dance, show the exquisite skill Katz has in rendering his works, allowing the cool tone background to highlight the dancer. A lack of detail in the work’s background contributes to a nostalgic sentiment that carries throughout the work, allowing the woman’s figure to occupy the spotlight.
Alex Katz’s Night: William Dunas Dance Suite 3 (Pamela), 1983 is a work that commemorates the musical collaboration between Alex Katz and the choreographer and dancer William Dunas. The Dancer, Pamela, is performing Dunas’ famously stripped-down dance style, a style that mirrors that artist’s own clean and beautiful sparse image-making.
Created in 1983, Alex Katz Night: William Dunas Dance Suite 3 (Pamela), 1983 is a color lithograph on Arches wove paper hand-signed and numbered from the edition of 100 by Alex Katz (1927 – ) in pencil on the bottom left.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Alex Katz Night: William Dunas Dance Suite (Pamela), 1983 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).
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Alex Katz Night: William Dunas Dance Suite 3 (Pamela), 1983 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.