Alex Katz – Naked Beauty
Alex Katz (*1927 in Brooklyn) is one of the foremost representatives of American painting in the international art world.
In New York in the 1950s, his large-format, stencil-like portraits and landscapes set a striking counterpoint to Abstract Expressionism. Katz developed a signature pictorial language early on, characterized by outlined forms, clear colors and flatness. His images make a controlled, matter-of-fact impression, and yet their cropped character and emptiness evoke rich associations. Influenced by the imagery of the cinema, advertising and fashion, Katz translates what he sees into paintings that isolate individual motifs and elevate them to the status of ambiguous symbols.
The catalog presents for the first time an overview of the artists nude paintings from three decades.
|Contributors||Veit Görner, Kathrin Meyer, Morgan Falconer|
|Type of book||Exhib'publication|
|Museum / Place||Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover|