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Alex Katz (American, b.1927)
LOT ID: 98165
Plaid Shirt I (+ Plaid Shirt II; 2 Works), 1981

Screenprint, on American Etching paper
46.8 х 30.75 in. (118.87 x 78.1 cm.)
Signed, and numbered in pencil
Edition of 40
Foundry/Publisher The artist and Simca Print Artists, Inc., New York, pub.; Hiroshi Kawanishi, prntr.
Lot description
1) "Plaid Shirt I," 1981
Screenprint on American Etching paper
Edition 12/71
46.8 x 30.75 inches (118.7 x 77.8 cm)
Signed and numbered lower left in pencil

2) "Plaid Shirt II," 1981
Screenprint on American Etching paper
Edition 18/40
46.8 x 30.75 inches (118.7 x 77.8 cm)
Signed and numbered lower left in pencil

"Plaid Shirt I" and "Plaid Shirt II" are dynamic, 16-color screenprints on American Etching paper and are among Alex Katz's largest prints at nearly four feet tall. In his catalogue raisonne of prints, the artist explains the reasoning for two versions of this print: "At first the pink color was going to be much brighter, as it is in the painting. But I thought it was more correct to tone the chroma way down." He eventually went one step further and used a simplified palette of cool greys in a later variation of this print.

Each print is hand signed and numbered and in good condition.
Plaid Shirt I (+ Plaid Shirt II 2 Works) by Alex Katz
  • Plaid Shirt I (+ Plaid Shirt II 2 Works) by Alex Katz
  • Plaid Shirt I (+ Plaid Shirt II 2 Works) by Alex Katz
  • Plaid Shirt I (+ Plaid Shirt II 2 Works) by Alex Katz
  • Plaid Shirt I (+ Plaid Shirt II 2 Works) by Alex Katz
  • Plaid Shirt I (+ Plaid Shirt II 2 Works) by Alex Katz
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