Alex Katz (Contemporary Artists Series)

Alex Katz (Contemporary Artists Series)

By: Iwona Blazwick (author), Carter Ratcliff (author), Robert Storr (author), Alex Katz (artist)Paperback

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Alex Katz is a towering figure in contemporary painting, a key New York-based artist since the early 1960s. Katz is best known for his distinct portraits of sophisticated, irresistible women, masterfully painted using precise, broad areas of colour Alex Katz is represented by Marlborough, 40 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019, Tel: 212-541-4900; Fax: 212-541-4948, , and Timothy Taylor Gallery, 24 Dering Street, London W1 1TT, tel 020 7409 3344, .

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Carter Ratcliff is a poet and an art critic. His books include Give Me Tomorrow (1983), a collection of poems with illustrations by Alex Katz; John Singer Sargent (1983); The Fate of a Gesture: Jackson Pollock and Postwar American Art (1998); and Out of the Box: The Reinvention of Art 1965-1975 (2000). He was awarded the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism, College Art Association, in 1987, and is a leading world expert on Alex Katz. Robert Storr is Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Formerly Senior Curator at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2004 he curated the 5th SITE Sante Fe Biennial in New Mexico. He was a contributing author to Phaidon's Louise Bourgeois (2003), Raymond Pettibon (2001) and Robert Mangold (2000) and has written regularly for magazines such as Artforum, Art in America, Frieze and Parkett. Iwona Blazwick is Director of the Whitechapel Gallery, London. As Head of Exhibitions and Display at Tate Modern, London (1997-2001), as Director of Exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (1986-92), and as an independent curator, she has realized many international exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and has published texts on numerous living artists. From 1993-97 she was Commissioning Editor for Contemporary Art at Phaidon Press.


Interview - A leading world expert on Alex Katz, distinguished New York art critic Carter Ratcliff writes the definitive, comprehensive Survey, from the 1950s to the present. * Survey - New York-based curator and critic Robert Storr discusses in detail the artist's practice - technique and evolution - in the context of a changing art world. * Focus - Curator Iwona Blazwick enters in her Focus the silent world of Sylvia (1962): a 'classic' Katz portrait surprisingly resonant also of the urban landscape that both artist and sitter occupy. * Artist's Choice - Katz has selected nine New York School poets with a particular, often personal connection to the artist's work. * Artist's Writings - In his writings, Katz demonstrates the same kind of clarity and directness in his writings as is noted in his art, from an early text from 1959, on his dislike for the term 'academy', to a recent text reflecting on his beginning as an artist . A key interview by one of the 20th century's most prestigious art critics, David Sylvester, is also included. * Chronology and Bibliography

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  • publication date: 01/01/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780714844077
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780714844077
  • weight: 1574
  • ISBN10: 0714844071

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