Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 05, 2014
We know, we know, Alex Katz may be just a tad too fine art establishment for our daily feed on the site, but I have always found his work to be remarkable every time I see it at one of the large art fairs we visit each year. We are sure to see some of this paintings at the Armory Show this week, but if you happen to be in Paris, Katz has what appears to be a wonderful exhibition, "45 Years of Portraits, 1969—2014," at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac up through July 2014. Go check it.
Erotica // Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The US-American painter Alex Katz will be showing a series of nudes covering the period from 1980s to the present day, juxtaposed with selected city views of New York at his current show at the Kestnergesellschaft. Two extremes coincide in the exhibition "naked beauty": the human body and architecture stand side by side and tell the story of the capacity of Katz's painting to transform subjective impressions into universal symbols.