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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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Artist: Alex Katz
Coca-Cola Girl #2, 2019, Alex Katz, Silkscreen, Ed. 17/60- Figurative, Swimsuits
By Alex Katz
Located in 326 N Coast Hwy. | Laguna Beach, CA
Alex Katz "Coca-Cola Girl #2" (Ed. 17/60) Screenprint on Saunders Waterford 425gsm Paper (Unframed) 40 x 60 inches With flat planes of rich, lovely color, Alex Katz’s landscapes an...
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2010s Pop Art Alex Katz Art

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Screen

Alex Katz 'Ursula' 1994
By Alex Katz
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Alex Katz' "Ursula" is a soft pencil drawing on vellum paper. The work measures 6 3/10 × 16 1/2 inches and is beautifully framed. This piece is in excellent condition. Please conta...
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1990s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Archival Paper, Pencil

Vincent (Rare Proof Gifted by Alex Katz to his sister)
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
ALEX KATZ Vincent (Rare Proof Gifted by Alex Katz to his sister), 1972 Color lithograph printed in two gray colors on Arches paper Edition AP Signed in pencil and designated as a spe...
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1970s Pop Art Alex Katz Art

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Lithograph

Alex Katz 'Sasha' Print 2016
By Alex Katz
Located in Delray Beach, FL
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

Dancer 2
By Alex Katz
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Alex Katz Dancer 2 2019 Silkscreen 60 x 44 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

Alex Katz 'Provincetown: Late Afternoon 2' Screenprint 1974
By Alex Katz
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Alex Katz' 'Provincetown: Late Afternoon 2' is a beautiful screenprint in colors on Dutch Etching paper. 18 x 24 in. (45.72 x 60.96 cm.) Frame: 21.5 x 27 x 1.75 in. (54.61 x 68.58 ...
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1970s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Screen

"Bicycle Rider" lithograph by Alex Katz from the "New York, New York" portfolio
By Alex Katz
Located in Boca Raton, FL
"Bicycle Rider" lithograph by Alex Katz from the "New York, New York" portfolio published by the New York Graphic Society. Image size: 22 x 30 inches (55.9 x 76.2 cm). Signed and num...
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1980s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Lithograph

1987 Alex Katz 'American Dance Festival 1987' Pop Art Turquoise,White Serigraph
By Alex Katz
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 59.75 x 30.5 inches ( 151.765 x 77.47 cm ) Image Size: 59.75 x 30.5 inches ( 151.765 x 77.47 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling ...
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1980s Alex Katz Art

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Screen

Daytona Beach (3)
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
"Daytona Beach 3" 1996 aquatint in light yellow-green 29 x 23 1/4 inches edition of 25
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1990s Abstract Alex Katz Art

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Aquatint

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 'Sasha 2' Print 2016
By Alex Katz
Located in Delray Beach, FL
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

White Shirt (Vincent)
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

Grey Ribbon
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
1990 Screenprint in colors, on Arches paper Sheet: 27 1/2 x 35 9/10 in. (69.9 x 91.2 cm) Edition of 150 + 30AP Signed and numbered in pencil, lower margin Framed
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1990s Pop Art Alex Katz Art

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Paper, 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

ALEX KATZ American Dance Festival 60 x 24 Lithograph 1993 Black & White
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

Coca-Cola Girl
By Alex Katz
Located in Fairfield, CT
Archival pigment inks on Entrada Rag Bright 300 gsm paper. Edition 41/100, suite of two.
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2010s Alex Katz Art

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Paper, 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

Alex Katz 'Big Smile (Vivien)' Print 2021
By Alex Katz
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Alex Katz's 'Big Smile (Vivien)' is a 2021 color archival pigment ink on Innova Etching Cotton Rag 315 gsm fine art paper. This piece is print '46/100' with vibrant color and outstan...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Archival Pigment

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

2008 Alex Katz '75 Years of American Dance' Pop Art Gray,White Serigraph
By Alex Katz
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 51.5 x 35 inches ( 130.81 x 88.9 cm ) Image Size: 50 x 33.5 inches ( 127 x 85.09 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Additional D...
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Early 2000s Alex Katz Art

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Screen

White Shirt (Eric)
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

Alex Katz 'Caroline' Lithograph on Arches Paper 1977
By Alex Katz
Located in Delray Beach, FL
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

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

Red Ada
By Alex Katz
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Alex Katz's works are instantly recognizable and adored internationally. Born in 1927 Katz has been dedicated to art-making since the 1950's - however it wasn't until the following...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Etching

Coca Cola Girl #4, 2018, 24 color silkscreen
By Alex Katz
Located in Atlanta, GA
Coca-Cola Girl 4, 2019 Silkscreen 40 x 50 inches Edition: 60 Artist Proofs: 20 Saunders Waterford, Hot Press, High White, 425 gsm Printed and published by Lococo Fine Art Publisher, ...
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2010s Abstract Alex Katz Art

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Screen

Night: William Dunas Dance 3 (Pamela)
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

FRANCESCO AND ALBA CLEMENTE
By Alex Katz
Located in Aventura, FL
Francesco and Alba Clemente (from the Pas de Deux portfolio). Hand signed and numbered by the artist. Silkscreen in colors on paper. Printed by Brand X Editions, Inc. and Styria S...
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1990s Pop Art Alex Katz Art

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Paper, Screen

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

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

Alex Katz Robert Miller gallery 1987 (announcement card)
By Alex Katz
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Alex Katz “From the 60's” announcement card 1987: Rare vintage Alex Katz announcement card published on the occasion of Alex Katz 'From the 60's' Robert Miller Gallery New York 1987....
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1970s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Lithograph, Offset

Peonies
By Alex Katz
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Alex Katz Title: Peonies Medium: Archival pigment ink on Innova Etching Cotton Rag 315 gsm fine art paper Signed: Hand signed in pencil Year: 2021 Edition: Edition of 100. AP...
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2010s Realist Alex Katz Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Alex Katz, Straw Hat 2, 2022
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
Straw Hat 2 by Alex Katz is an archival pigment ink etching on Innova Etching Cotton Rag 315 gsm fine art paper. Created in 2020, the piece is Signed and Numbered by the artist in pe...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Archival Pigment, 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

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

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

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, Night (from Northern Landscapes): Woodcut, Pop Art, Signed Print
By Alex Katz
Located in Hamburg, DE
Alex Katz (American, born 1927) Night (from Northern Landscapes), 1994 Medium: Woodcut in colors, 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

Night: William Dunas Dance Suite 3 (Pamela), 1983
By Alex Katz
Located in Palo Alto, CA
Alex Katz Night: William Dunas Dance Suite 3 (Pamela), 1983, is an artistically bold work that highlights the fluid movement of dance in a set of 4 lithographs. By using flat areas o...
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1980s Modern Alex Katz Art

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Lithograph

Late Summer Flowers
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
2013, 38-color silkscreen on 4-ply museum board, edition of 50. Alex Katz turned to flowers as a way to capture a sense of movement that he felt was missing in his portraits. He made...
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2010s Realist Alex Katz Art

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Screen

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

Give Me Tomorrow (from the private collection of Christo and Jeanne-Claude)
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
Alex Katz Give Me Tomorrow (from the private collection of Christo and Jeanne-Claude), 2005 Offset Lithograph 16 × 22 inches Edition 216/1000 Numbered 216 out of 1000, not signed fro...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Alex Katz Art

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Offset

Alex Katz, 'Black Scarf' Print 1996
By Alex Katz
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Alex Katz' 'Black Scarf' is a screenprint in colors on Arches paper. Signed and numbered in pencil. Numbered Edition 61/75. Beautiful print and in excellent conditions. Please rea...
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1990s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Giclée

Superb Lilies (1972) Lithograph by Alex Katz (Limited Edition of 90)
By Alex Katz
Located in Hong Kong, HK
Superb Lilies (1972) A rare and historic lithograph by Alex Katz signed and numbered by the artist image 48.3 x 51 cm; sheet 48.3 x 51 cm; framed 69.2 x 69.8 cm image 19 x 20 1/8 i...
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1970s Pop Art Alex Katz Art

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Lithograph, Paper

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, 'Small Cuts House and Barn' 2008 Print
By Alex Katz
Located in Delray Beach, FL
This beautiful Alex Katz is an aquatint in color from an edition size of 60. This piece is numbered 46/60 and hand signed in pencil by the artist on the bottom left corner of the wor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Aquatint, Archival Ink

The Swimmer
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
A very good, well-inked impression of this aquatint on German Etching paper. Signed and numbered 65/84 in pencil by Katz. Printed by Prawat Laucheron, New York. Co-published by Brook...
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1970s Pop Art Alex Katz Art

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Aquatint

Reflection - Contemporary, 21st Century, Silkscreen, Limited Edition, Blue
By Alex Katz
Located in Zug, CH
Alex Katz, Reflection Contemporary, 21st Century, Silkscreen, Limited Edition, Blue Silkscreen Edition of 50 147 x 147 cm (57.8 x 57.8 in.) Signed and numbered, accompanied by Certi...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Screen

Alex Katz Private Domain 1970 (announcement card)
By Alex Katz
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Alex Katz “Private Domain” announcement card 1970: Rare vintage Alex Katz announcement card published on the occasion of 'Alex Katz New Paintings' Fischbach Gallery New York 1970. ...
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1970s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Lithograph, Offset

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

Azaleas on Yellow, from The Flowers Portfolio
By Alex Katz
Located in London, GB
Archival pigment print, 2021, on Innova Etching Cotton Rag 315 gsm paper, signed in pencil, numbered from the edition of 100, Lococo Publishing, Missouri, 119 x 86 cm. (46¾ x 33¾ in.)
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2010s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Archival Pigment

White Shirt Portfolio
By Alex Katz
Located in Calabasas, CA
Artist: Alex Katz Title: White Shirt Portfolio Year: 2021 Medium: Archival pigment ink on Innova Etching Cotton Rag 315 gsm fine art paper Sheets: 26 × 15 in (66× 38.1 cm) Edition: ...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Katz Art

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Archival Pigment

Dancer 3
By Alex Katz
Located in Fairfield, CT
Silkscreen in 25-colors on Saunders Waterford HP High White 425 gsm paper edition of 60
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2010s Alex Katz Art

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Screen

1946 "Untitled" oil on canvas painting signed and dated by artist Alex Katz.
By Alex Katz
Located in Boca Raton, FL
"Untitled" oil on canvas painting by artist Alex Katz. Signed and dated A. Katz 46 recto lower right. Painted in 1946, during the period when Katz was studying at Cooper Union in New...
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1940s Modern Alex Katz Art

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Canvas, Oil

Purple Tulips 1
By Alex Katz
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Alex Katz Medium: Archival pigment ink on Innova Etching Cotton Rag 315 gsm fine art paper Title: Purple Tulips 1 Year: 2021 Edition: Edition of 100. AP 15/20 Sheet Size: 32...
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2010s Alex Katz Art

Alex Katz 'Reflection 2'
By Alex Katz
Located in New York, NY
Alex Katz (born 1927) Reflection 2 2021 Archival pigment ink on Innova Etching Cotton Rag 315 gsm fine art paper 47 x 39.5 inches (119 x 100.3 cm) Edition of 81/100 With flat plane...
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2010s Modern Alex Katz Art

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Screen

The Song
By Alex Katz
Located in London, London, City of
ALEX KATZ (B. 1927) Song lithograph and screenprint in colors, on Arches paper, 1980-81, signed in pencil and numbered. Brooke Alexander, New York (publisher). Framed. Not examined...
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20th Century Alex Katz Art

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Lithograph, Screen

Alex Katz - Sunset-American Dance Festival - 1984 Lithograph 37.5" x 25.5"
By Alex Katz
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sku: CB1508 Artist: Alex Katz Title: Sunset-American Dance Festival Year: 1984 Signed: No Medium: Lithograph Paper Size: 37.5 x 25.5 inches ( 95.25 x 64.77 cm ) Image Size: 37.5 x 25...
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1980s Alex Katz Art

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Lithograph

Night: William Dunas Dance 1 (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

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