‘With certain people, you just seem to get better paintings out of them. I know there are some women that I’ve painted where I get winners every time. Others not so much. So the model clearly has something to do with it; it’s not exactly a collaboration, but something like that.’ (A. Katz, quoted in Alex Katz: Give me tomorrow,exh. cat., Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, 2012, p. 65).