11 November 2010
Alex Katz (b. 1927)
Jennifer and Matheiu
signed and dated 'Alex Katz 86' (on the overlap)
oil on canvas
96 x 48 in. (243.8 x 121.9 cm.)
Painted in 1986.
Marlborough Gallery, New York
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 4 May 1994, lot 217
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
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D. Kuspit, Alex Katz Night Paintings, New York, p. 17 (illustrated).
Nice, Museé d'Art Contemporain, Le Portrait dans l'Art Contemporain, July-September 1992, p. 171 (illustrated).
Style and appearance are the things I'm more concerned about than what something means. I'd like to have style take the place of content, or the style be the content....I prefer it to be emptied of meaning, emptied of content
(Alex Katz quoted in M. Strand, ed., Art of the Real: Nine American Figurative Painters, New York, 1983, pp. 124 and 129).
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