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Alex Katz, Dancer 3, 2019

Artist: Alex Katz (1927 - )
Title:Dancer 3, 2019
Medium:Silkscreen in colors on Saunders Waterford HP High White 425 gsm paper
Sheet:60 x 36 inches (153 x 92 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 60.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Alex Katz (Brooklyn, 1927 - ) in white pencil in the lower left image.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7013
Price on Request

Historical Description

Alex Katz Dancer 3, 2019 is a beautiful silkscreen displaying an elegant ballerina taking center stage on an inky black background. This work shows off Katz’s figurative style, with flattened shadows that give the dancer more of a two dimensional feel. Katz often chooses a single color for the background of his works, allowing the main figure to be the focus of the composition. The pale lilac of the dancer’s costume, her warm skin tone and shiny blonde hair pop in beautiful contrast to the dark black of the background. The portrait accentuates the dancer’s strong muscular back and her graceful posture and pose. Dancer 3 is part of a suite of three silkscreens, all focused on graceful ballerina dancers in different poses on black backgrounds. The black backgrounds around the figures mimics the feeling of the dancers being on stage, with their figures lit up by spotlights and their surroundings falling away to darkness. This work is a gorgeous example of Katz’s creative skill and talent and truly captivating to behold.

Created in 2019, Alex Katz Dancer 3 is a silkscreen in colors on Saunders Waterford HP High White 425 gsm paper. This work is hand signed by Alex Katz (Brooklyn, 1927 - ) in white pencil in the lower left image. Numbered from the edition of 60.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Alex Katz Dancer 3, 2019 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 Dancer 3, 2019 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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