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Alex Katz (American, b.1927)
LOT ID: 79427
Sweatshirt II, 1990

Screenprint
36 х 28.63 in. (91.44 x 72.72 cm.)
Signed, stamped, and numbered. Alex Katz copyright stamp on verso.
Edition 29/30 AP aside from 150
Foundry/Publisher Styria Studio, New York
Lot description
This color screenprint was printed by Styria Studio, New York.

Alex Katz (b. 1927) is a successful artist based in New York City, where he has lived and worked for the majority of his life. He attended The Cooper Union in New York, where he earned his BA in 1949, and upon graduating was awarded a scholarship for one summer at the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture in Maine. He attributes his success to his two sequential summers spent at Skowhegan, where he learned to paint from life and understand the importance of this practice. He continued to follow this tradition of painting throughout his artistic career, using sitters, often his wife, to create bold, flat portraits that have become his signature style. In the early 1960s, Katz began to experiment with large-scale, dramatic, and intentional cropping. Starting in 1965, he took up printmaking, a medium he has since continued to work in, focusing on both portraiture and landscapes. Katz’s works have been exhibited in over two hundred solo exhibitions, most recently at the Burkhard Eiekelmann Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany (2012); The Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA (2012); KunstTachometer, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (2012); and Museum Ostwall im Dortmunder, Dortmund, Germany (2012).

Selected Public Collections:
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York City, NY
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Sweatshirt II by Alex Katz
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