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ALEX KATZ: Revised and Expanded Edition

by Alex Katz

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0714867403, Hardcover)

Renowned for his vivid, larger‐than‐life portraits, Alex Katz is a towering figure in contemporary painting. His work can be found in institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, MoMA, LACMA, and the National Portrait Gallery.

The revised and expanded edition of Phaidon’s landmark survey is the most up‐to‐date overview of Katz’s prolific 50‐year career. Featuring more than 300 gorgeous reproductions of key works, Alex Katz devotes ample space to the artist’s lush portraits while also including his landscapes, sculptures, and painted books. Rounding out the book’s content are writings from the artist himself; contributions from Robert Storr, Iwona Blazwick, Carter Ratcliff; and a new essay by Barry Schwabsky.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:38:10 -0500)

A leading world expert on Katz, distinguished New York art critic Carter Ratcliff writes the definitive, comprehensive Survey, following Katzs work from the 1950s to the present. In the Interview New York-based curator and critic Robert Storr discusses in detail with the artist his practice and technique in the context of a changing art world. Curator Iwona Blazwick enters in her Focus the silent world of Sylvia (1962-63), a classic Katz portrait that resonates with the urban landscape occupied by both artist and sitter. For Artists Choice Katz has selected nine works by New York School Poets, all of whom share a particular, often personal connection to his work. Artists Writings range from an early text from 1959 on Katzs dislike of the term academy to a recent text that reflects on his beginnings as an artist. Key interviews with some of the of the twentieth centurys most prestigious art figures including critic David Sylvester and artists Francesco Clemente, Jane Freilicher and Richard Prince are also included.… (more)

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