Alex Katz

Alex Katz

Description: BICYCLE RIDER (SCHRÖDER 130; HATJE/CANTZ 154)
Color lithograph, 1982, on Arches Cover paper, signed and inscribed AP VIII/X in pencil (aside from the edition of 250), from New York: Eight Contemporary Artists Celebrate Their City, published by New York Graphic Society, Ltd., Waterbury, Connecticut, the full sheet, framed. 22 x 30 inches; 559 x 762 mm.

Alex Katz born July 24, 1927, is an American figurative artist known for his paintings, sculptures, and prints. He is represented by numerous galleries internationally.

Exhibitions:

Since 1951, Alex Katz’s work has been the subject of more than 200 solo exhibitions and nearly 500 group exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally. Katz’ first one-person show was an exhibition of paintings at the Roko Gallery in New York in 1954. In 1974 the Whitney Museum of American Art showed Alex Katz Prints, followed by a traveling retrospective exhibition of paintings and cutouts titled Alex Katz in 1986. The subject of over 200 solo exhibitions and nearly 500 group shows internationally, Katz has since been honoured with numerous retrospectives at museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Jewish Museum, New York; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Colby College Museum of Art, Maine; Staaliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden; Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga and the Saatchi Gallery, London (1998).In 1998, a survey of Katz’ landscape paintings was shown at the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, featuring nearly 40 pared-down paintings of urban or pastoral motifs.

Katz is represented by Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York, Timothy Taylor Gallery in London, and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris/Salzburg. Before showing with Brown, he had been represented by Pace Gallery for 10 years and by Marlborough Gallery for 30 years.

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