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Alex Katz Art

American, b. 1927

Flat color and minimal forms contrast the often monumental scales of the paintings by Alex Katz through which he creates portraits and landscapes of deceptive simplicity. Although the signature stark style that defines his prints and other work is now recognizable at a glance, it took him a decade to develop. During that time, he has said he destroyed hundreds of paintings.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, to Russian émigré parents, Katz’s family moved to Queens when he was a baby and that is where his family’s passion for the arts supported his early creative interests. In 1946, he enrolled at the Cooper Union in Manhattan where he studied painting under Morris Kantor. While he was influenced by the bold colors and hard edges of modernism, he shifted away from the then-dominant Abstract Expressionism movement to figurative scenes of life that have an inherent cool in their pared-down approach. Especially impactful were Katz’s summer studies between 1949 and 1950 at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, a place where, as he later wrote: “I tried plein air painting and found my subject matter and a reason to devote my life to painting.”

Katz’s first solo show was in 1954 at Roko Gallery in New York. He experimented over the course of the following years with collage and painting on aluminum sheets, with his work in the 1960s drawing inspiration from film and advertising. In the 1970s, Katz expanded into portrait groups that regularly depicted the cultural scene of New York; in the 1980s, he extended his focus to fashion and its supermodels. Since the late 1950s, an enduring muse for his portraits has been his wife, Ada, while others have painted friends and famous figures. The intimate closeness of the frequently cropped faces in Katz’s portraits exudes a sense of tension with the subjects’ enigmatic expressions and planes of color.

In the 1960s, Katz collaborated with American dancer and choreographer Paul Taylor on sets and costumes. His concentration on landscapes emerged in the late 1980s, with atmospheric night views joining his practice, which had previously been defined by bright colors. Always finding new perspectives on his work, he has explored using iPhone photographs as the basis for large-scale compositions in recent years.

Katz’s prolific career has spanned sculpture, prints and public art along with his paintings and drawings, and his works can be found in the collections of leading museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and Museum of Modern Art. He has had over 250 solo exhibitions around the world and continues to be acclaimed. In 2022, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum plans to open a major retrospective of his art.

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Dark Eyes, American Pop Art, Modern Realism, Contemporary Art
By Alex Katz
Located in Hamburg, DE
Alex Katz (American, b. 1927) Dark Eyes, 2000 Medium: Woodcut on 85 gsm Hosho Dimensions: 26 x 21 cm (8 1/4 x 10 1/4 in) Edition of 100: Hand signed and numbered Printed by John C. E...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Alex Katz Art

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Woodcut

Reflection I, Etching on Paper, Contemporary Art, Pop Art, 21st Century
By Alex Katz
Located in Hamburg, DE
Alex Katz (American, b. 1927) Reflection I, 2010 Medium: Aquatint and photoengraving in three colors Dimensions: 47 x 34.3 cm (18 x 13 in) Edition of 45 (aside from 7 artist's proofs...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Alex Katz Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Night (from Northern Landscapes), Pop Art, Modern Realism, Contemporary Art
By Alex Katz
Located in Hamburg, DE
Alex Katz (American, born 1927) Night (from Northern Landscapes), 1994 Medium: Color woodcut, on Japan paper Dimensions: 51 × 40.5 cm (20 1/10 × 15 9/10 in) Edition of 100: Hand ...
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20th Century Pop Art Alex Katz Art

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Woodcut

Alex Katz, 'Coca Cola Girl' 2018 Print
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
Coca Cola Girl (Black and White), 2018 Archival pigment ink on Moab Entrada Rag Bright 300 gsm fine art paper 47 x 31 inches Edition: 85/100 This piece is in excellent condition. P...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Archival Ink

Coca Cola Girl (Red), 2018 Digital Fine Art Pigment Print
By Alex Katz
Located in Atlanta, GA
Alex Katz's Coca Cola Girl Red, 2018, is a Digital Fine Art Pigment Print. This is an edition size of 100 and signed by the artist on lower left.
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2010s Abstract Alex Katz Art

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Digital Pigment

Black Hat (Nicole) - 21st Century, Alex Katz, Contemporary Portrait Print, Woman
By Alex Katz
Located in Köln, DE
Black Hat, 2010 Woodcut 17 1/8 x 23 7/8 inches Edition: 30, in this case P.P. (Printer's Proof) 2/3 Printer's Proofs: 3 Artist Proofs: 7 Yamada Hanga paper
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2010s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Woodcut

Alex Katz 'Green Jacket' Artist's Proof, Signed Print
By Alex Katz
Located in San Rafael, CA
Alex Katz (b. 1927) Green Jacket, from the suite Alex and Ada the 1960's to the 1980's, 1990 Screenprint in colors on wove paper Signed by artist in pencil lower left Annotated 'A....
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1990s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Archival Paper, Screen

American Dance Festival
By Alex Katz
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"American Dance Festival" by Alex Katz, Unsigned Lithograph printed in 1993. The overall size of the Lithograph is 60 x 24 inches. The condition of this piece has been graded as A-...
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1990s Alex Katz Art

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Lithograph

William Dunas Dance 4/Pamela, Lithograph by Alex Katz
By Alex Katz
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Alex Katz, American (1927 - ) Title: Night: William Dunas Dance II Year: 1983 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 106/125 and there were also 17 artist...
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1970s American Realist Alex Katz Art

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Lithograph

Alex Katz 'Sasha II' Print 2016
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful Alex Katz print "Sasha II" is an Archival pigment print in colors signed in pencil and numbered 75/100 (total edition includes 20 artist's proofs), on Crane Museo Max ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Aquatint, Etching

Sarah - American Dance Festival
By Alex Katz
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Sarah-American Dance Festival" by Alex Katz, Unsigned printed in 2011. The overall size of the is 48 x 34 inches. The condition of this piece has been graded as A: Mint.
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2010s Alex Katz Art

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Lithograph

Ariel (Cutout)
By Alex Katz
Located in Atlanta, GA
Alex Katz, Ariel (Cutout), 2016, Cutout from shaped powder coated aluminum, printed with UV cured archival inks, clear coated, with wall mount brackets. Edition: 40 Artist Proofs: 1...
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2010s Pop Art Alex Katz Art

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Powder Coating

COCA-COLA GIRL 2
By Alex Katz
Located in Fairfield, CT
19-color silkscreen Prints can be rolled and shipped via tube for a flat-rate of $300 via FedEx.
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2010s Alex Katz Art

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Screen

COCA-COLA GIRL 3
By Alex Katz
Located in Fairfield, CT
20-color silkscreen Prints can be rolled and shipped via tube for a flat-rate of $300 via FedEx. edition of 60
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2010s Alex Katz Art

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Screen

Black Dress 4 (Sharon) - 21st Century, Alex Katz, Figurative Sculpture, Woman
By Alex Katz
Located in Köln, DE
The "Black Dress" sculptures by Alex Katz are more than figurative sculptures. They are a homage to elegance, fashion and the female body. This cut-out is made from powder-coated alu...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Other Medium

Harbor - Contemporary, 21st Century, Aquatint, Limited Edition, Alex Katz, Green
By Alex Katz
Located in Zug, CH
Alex Katz, Harbor Contemporary, 21st Century, Aquatint, Limited Edition, Alex Katz, Green Harbor, 2006 Aquatint Edition of 50 with Arabic numerals, 20 Roman numerals and 4 artist's ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Aquatint

Alex Katz, 'Man with Pipe' 1984 Print
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
Alex Katz' 'Man with Pipe' is color etching and aquatint, 1984, on Rives BFK paper, signed and numbered 163/185 in pencil Plate 10 1/8 x 16 inches; 257 x 406 mm. Sheet 19 7/8 x 26 7/...
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1980s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Etching

Straw Hat (Vivien)
By Alex Katz
Located in Atlanta, GA
Silkscreen in colors on Saunders High White HP 425 gsm
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2010s Alex Katz Art

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Other Medium

Alex Katz, 'Julia and Alexandra' 1983 Print
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
Alex Katz' 'Julia and Alexandra' is a largescale screenprint, part of an edition of 75. The dimensions of the work are 37 × 74 in 94 × 188 cm. This piece is in excellent condition, p...
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1980s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Screen

Alex Katz 'Caroline' Lithograph on Arches Paper 1977
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
Katz' 1977 'Caroline' is a lithograph on Arches paper. This work is signed in pencil and numbered 15/60, co-published by Brooke Alexander, Inc. and Marlborough Graphics, Inc., New York.
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1970s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Paper, Archival Paper, Lithograph

Night: William Dunas Dance 3 (Pamela), Pop Art Print by Alex Katz
By Alex Katz
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Alex Katz, American (1927 - ) Title: Night: William Dunas Dance 3 (Pamela) Year: 1983 Medium: Lithograph on Arches, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 100, 42 AP Size: 25...
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1980s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Lithograph

Brisk Day III x 2
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
Two copies of Brisk Day III
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1990s Alex Katz Art

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Woodcut

Morning
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
1994, color aquatint, 48 x 36 inches, edition of 40
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1990s Alex Katz Art

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Etching, Aquatint, Intaglio

Yellow Tulips - Contemporary, 21st Century, Silkscreen, Limited Edition, Katz
By Alex Katz
Located in Zug, CH
Alex Katz, Yellow Tulips Contemporary, 21st Century, Silkscreen, Limited Edition Edition of 50 122,5 x 195,7 cm (48.2 x 77 in.) Signed and numbered, accompanied by Certificate of Aut...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Screen

Alex Katz 'Wedding Dress 1993' Etching and aquatint in colors
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
Alex Katz' 'Wedding Dress', 1993, is an etching and aquatint in colors. This absolutely beautiful work embodies the raw and pureness of the subject bride as she candidly poses in her...
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20th Century American Modern Alex Katz Art

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Etching, Aquatint

White Roses -Contemporary, 21st Century, Silkscreen, Limited Edition, Katz, Blue
By Alex Katz
Located in Zug, CH
Alex Katz, Yellow Tulips Contemporary, 21st Century, Silkscreen, Limited Edition Edition of 50 122,5 x 195,7 cm (48.2 x 77 in.) Signed and numbered, accompanied by Certificate of Aut...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Screen

Maine Cow, Sculpture by Alex Katz
By Alex Katz
Located in Long Island City, NY
A mixed media sculpture by Alex Katz from 2007. A three-dimensional representation of a cow lounging in a pasture. Artist: Alex Katz, American (1927 - ) Title: Maine Cow Year: 200...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Aluminum, Bronze

Homage to Degas
By Alex Katz
Located in Fairfield, CT
Archival pigment ink on Innova Etching Cotton Rag 315 gsm fine art paper
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2010s Alex Katz Art

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Screen

Alex Katz - American Dance Festival - 1976 Offset Lithograph 39" x 30.5"
By Alex Katz
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sku: CB1505 Artist: Alex Katz Title: American Dance Festival Year: 1976 Signed: No Medium: Offset Lithograph Paper Size: 39 x 30.5 inches ( 99.06 x 77.47 cm ) Image Size: 39 x 30.5 i...
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1970s Alex Katz Art

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Lithograph, Offset

Dancer 2
By Alex Katz
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Alex Katz Dancer 2, 2020 Cutout from shaped powder-coated aluminum, printed the same on each side with UV cured archival inks, clear coated,and mounted to aluminum base 29h x 21w x 3...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Metal

Dancer 3
By Alex Katz
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Alex Katz Dancer 3 2019 Silkscreen 60 x 36 in. Edition of 60 Pencil signed and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art Condition: This work...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Screen

Darinka, from Chance
By Alex Katz
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Alex Katz Darinka, from Chance 2016 27 - 33 color silkscreen 70 x 46 in. Edition of 50 Pencil signed and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienbaum Fin...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Screen

Blue Coat
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
Image size: 24 x 12 inches Edition of 30
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1990s Alex Katz Art

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Aquatint

Night: William Dunas Dance 2(Pamela), Pop Art Print by Alex Katz
By Alex Katz
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Alex Katz, American (1927 - ) Title: Night: William Dunas Dance 1 (Pamela) Year: 1983 Medium: Lithograph on Arches, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 100, 42 AP Size: 25...
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1980s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Lithograph

Coca Cola Girls #6 Large Red Contemporary Figurative Alex Katz
By Alex Katz
Located in Miami, FL
Alex Katz's Coca Cola Girls # 6 is a red and white new work that is from a suite of 9 works that he coined Coca Cola Girls. This 'Marilyn -esque' work is a double image, and is fram...
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2010s Pop Art Alex Katz Art

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Screen

Daytona Beach (4)
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
1996, from a set of 5 color aquatints, 29 x 23 1/4 inches, edition of 25
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1990s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Aquatint

Black Dress 6 (Yvonne) - 21st Century, Alex Katz, Figurative Sculpture, Woman
By Alex Katz
Located in Köln, DE
The "Black Dress" sculptures by Alex Katz are more than figurative sculptures. They are a homage to elegance, fashion and the female body. This cut-out is made from powder-coated alu...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Other Medium

Ada X 2 - 21st Century, Alex Katz, Contemporary, Portrait Print, Ada, Woman
By Alex Katz
Located in Köln, DE
Since decades, the portraits of his wife Ada are a main and important part in Alex Katz's complete oeuvre. Her portraits seem to be a pictorial diary and a nearly life long companion...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Digital Pigment

Ariel
By Alex Katz
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Alex Katz Ariel (set of 3) 2016 Baked archival UV inks on shaped powder-coated aluminum 60 x 28 in. (overall dimensions) Edition of 40 Engraved signed and n...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Aluminum, Cut Steel

Sarah Alex Katz silkscreen portrait
By Alex Katz
Located in Miami, FL
This beautiful dancer dressed in a gray leotard is captured in a very angular stance. She is both poetic and yet seems to be staring blankly forward as if frozen in time. This very ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Alex Katz Art

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Screen

Alex Katz 'Black Dress (Oona)' Screenprint 2015
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
Alex Katz' "Black Dress (Oona) 2015 Screenprint in colours, on wove paper, the full sheet. S. 203.5 x 76.4 cm (80 1/8 x 30 1/8 in.) Signed and numbered 20/35 in pencil, published by ...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Screen

Yellow Flags 2 - 21st Century, Alex Katz Landscape Print, Black, Yellow, Flowers
By Alex Katz
Located in Köln, DE
Yellow Flags 2 - 21st Century, Alex Katz Landscape Print, Black, Yellow, Flowers, "Yellow Flags 2" is one of Alex Katz's famous flower prints. His flowers are the most reduced form...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Digital Pigment

Alex Katz 'Sasha' Print 2016
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
Alex Katz's "Sasha" is a beautiful Archival pigment print in colors, signed in pencil and numbered 9/90, on Crane Museo Max 365 gsm fine art paper. This print is in excellent condi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Screen

Ariel
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
Ariel 2021 Silkscreen on Saunders Waterford 425 gsm fine art paper Diptych 60 x 37 inches (153 x 94 cm) each Edition of 60 Suite of 2: $32,000 Single print also available. Please c...
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2010s Pop Art Alex Katz Art

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Screen

Coca Cola Girls #6 Large Red Contemporary Figurative Alex Katz
By Alex Katz
Located in Miami, FL
Alex Katz's Coca Cola Girls # 6 is a red and white new work that is from a suite of 9 works that he coined Coca Cola Girls. This 'Marilyn -esque' work is a double image, and is fram...
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2010s Pop Art Alex Katz Art

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Screen

Night: William Dunas Dance (Suite of Four)
By Alex Katz
Located in Long Island City, NY
The complete Dunas Dance Suite by Alex Katz. Artist: Alex Katz, American (1927 - ) Title: Night: William Dunas Dance I - IV Year: 1979 Medium: Four Lithographs, each signed and numb...
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1970s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Lithograph

Coca-Cola Girl 1 - 21st Century, Contemporary, Alex Katz, Swim Suit, Woman, Red
By Alex Katz
Located in Köln, DE
"Coca-Cola Girl 1" is the first and maybe most iconic one out of Alex Katz's Coca-Cola Girl series. These figures bare witness of his deep engagement with the ideas of advertisment, ...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Screen

Ariel (Black and White)
By Alex Katz
Located in Atlanta, GA
Alex Katz, Ariel (Black and White), 2016, 2-color Silkscreen, 32/40
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2010s Pop Art Alex Katz Art

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Screen

You Smile and the Angels Sing
By Alex Katz
Located in Fairfield, CT
Portfolio of eleven prints. Photoengraving and aquatint on Twinrocker handmade 400 gsm paper. Sheet: 17.25 x 14 in. Image: 12 x 9 in. Edition 12/30. Order of prints: Ada, Ahn, Alba, ...
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2010s Alex Katz Art

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Aquatint, Handmade Paper, Engraving

Alex Katz, 'Sophie' 2012 Print
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
Katz' 2012 'Sophie' is a 8-color silkscreen on 2-ply museum board. The piece is signed and numbered by the artist in pencil and is from an edition of 60. The piece is in excellent co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Silk

Roy Lichtenstein 'Sandwich and Soda' Screenprint 1964
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
Roy Lichtenstein 'Sandwich and Soda' 1964 Screenprint in red and blue This work is unsigned and unnumbered part of an edition of 500 image: 483 by 585mm 19 by 23in sheet: 509 by 610m...
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1960s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Screen

"Luna Park II" by Alex Katz
By Alex Katz
Located in Hinsdale, IL
ALEX KATZ (B. 1927) "Luna Park II" Color screenprint on Arches, 1973. Sheet Size: 40x30 1/4 inches (sheet), full margins. Signed an...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Alex Katz Art

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Screen

Yellow Flags
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
An Alex Katz woodcut on Rives Heavyweight paper from 2013. Edition of 70
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2010s Abstract Alex Katz Art

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Woodcut

Woods
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
1993, color aquatint, 41 1/4 x 31 1/5 inches, edition of 40
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21st Century and Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Aquatint, Intaglio

Vivien, from Chance
By Alex Katz
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Alex Katz Vivien, from Chance 2016 27 - 33 color silkscreen 70 x 46 in. Edition of 50 Pencil signed and numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienbaum Fine...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Screen

White Shirt (Vincent 2)
By Alex Katz
Located in Atlanta, GA
Archival pigment print on Innova Etching Cotton Rag 315 gsm
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2010s Alex Katz Art

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Archival Pigment

White Shirt (Rob)
By Alex Katz
Located in Atlanta, GA
Archival pigment print on Innova Etching Cotton Rag 315 gsm
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2010s Alex Katz Art

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Archival Pigment

White Shirt (Perry)
By Alex Katz
Located in Atlanta, GA
Archival pigment print on Innova Etching Cotton Rag 315 gsm
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2010s Alex Katz Art

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Archival Pigment

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