Looking at Art with Alex Katz

Describing his personal encounters with the work of over 90 key artists, Katz's observations offer a fluent, vivid and incisive view, making Looking at Art with Alex Katz the perfect guide both for those looking for an introduction to the ...

Author: Alex Katz

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1786272849

Category: Art

Page: 208

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Have you ever dreamt of having your own private museum tour with one of the world's most-celebrated artists? Take a walk through art history in the company of one of the pre-eminent American painters of our time, Alex Katz. Describing his personal encounters with the work of over 90 key artists, Katz's observations offer a fluent, vivid, and incisive view, making Looking at Art with Alex Katz the perfect guide both for those looking for an introduction to the world of visual art, and anyone looking for a fresh view on their favorite artist. Includes entries on: Francis Bacon, Louise Bourgeois, Paul Cézanne, Leonardo da Vinci, Peter Doig, Alberto Giacometti, Philip Guston, David Hockney, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Edvard Munch, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Rembrandt, Henri Rousseau, Titian, Luc Tuymans, Vincent van Gogh, Johannes Vermeer, and more.

Alex Katz

Featuring works of art from the 1950s to today, Alex Katz, This Is Now is the most extensive look at Katz's treatment of landscape in nearly 20 years.

Author: Michael Rooks

Publisher: Other Distribution

ISBN: 0300215711

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Over the course of a seven-decade career, American artist Alex Katz (b. 1927) has conveyed his singular vision of the world through paintings that fuse realism and abstraction, allowing details to dissolve into bold swaths of color. Though perhaps best known for his portraits, Katz has consistently painted the natural world throughout his career, particularly over the past decade. This beautiful publication takes a fresh look at his landscape paintings through the themes of nature, perception, the passage of time, and contemporary notions of the sublime. These works reveal the American painter's virtuosic control of materials and the absolute clarity and power of his vision, made evident by stripping away unnecessary information to capture the essence of his subjects. Featuring works of art from the 1950s to today, Alex Katz, This Is Now is the most extensive look at Katz's treatment of landscape in nearly 20 years. The book includes essays by curator Michael Rooks, art critic Margaret Graham, and David Salle--an artist whose own work is influenced by Katz--and poems by John Godfrey and Vincent Katz, who is an art critic as well as the artist's son, providing a timely and important new assessment of the work of this renowned artist.


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Author: Michael Shnayerson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781610398411

Category: Art

Page: 464

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The meteoric rise of the largest unregulated financial market in the world -- for contemporary art -- is driven by a few passionate, guileful, and very hard-nosed dealers. They can make and break careers and fortunes. The contemporary art market is an international juggernaut, throwing off multimillion-dollar deals as wealthy buyers move from fair to fair, auction to auction, party to glittering party. But none of it would happen without the dealers-the tastemakers who back emerging artists and steer them to success, often to see them picked off by a rival. Dealers operate within a private world of handshake agreements, negotiating for the highest commissions. Michael Shnayerson, a longtime contributing editor to Vanity Fair, writes the first ever definitive history of their activities. He has spoken to all of today's so-called mega dealers -- Larry Gagosian, David Zwirner, Arne and Marc Glimcher, and Iwan Wirth -- along with dozens of other dealers -- from Irving Blum to Gavin Brown -- who worked with the greatest artists of their times: Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, and more. This kaleidoscopic history begins in the mid-1940s in genteel poverty with a scattering of galleries in midtown Manhattan, takes us through the ramshackle 1950s studios of Coenties Slip, the hipster locations in SoHo and Chelsea, London's Bond Street, and across the terraces of Art Basel until today. Now, dealers and auctioneers are seeking the first billion-dollar painting. It hasn't happened yet, but they are confident they can push the price there soon.

How to See Looking Talking and Thinking about Art

Alex Katz. Black Hat 2, 2010. 1. The focus on the what in art has been going on forever, or at least since 1865, the year Édouard Manet provoked the audience with Olympia—a painting of a reclining, dark-haired courtesan, ...

Author: David Salle

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393248142

Category: Art

Page: 256

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“If John Berger’s Ways of Seeing is a classic of art criticism, looking at the ‘what’ of art, then David Salle’s How to See is the artist’s reply, a brilliant series of reflections on how artists think when they make their work. The ‘how’ of art has perhaps never been better explored.” —Salman Rushdie How does art work? How does it move us, inform us, challenge us? Internationally renowned painter David Salle’s incisive essay collection illuminates these questions by exploring the work of influential twentieth-century artists. Engaging with a wide range of Salle’s friends and contemporaries—from painters to conceptual artists such as Jeff Koons, John Baldessari, Roy Lichtenstein, and Alex Katz, among others—How to See explores not only the multilayered personalities of the artists themselves but also the distinctive character of their oeuvres. Salle writes with humor and verve, replacing the jargon of art theory with precise and evocative descriptions that help the reader develop a personal and intuitive engagement with art. The result: a master class on how to see with an artist’s eye.

The Artist Project

Artists have long been stimulated and motivated by the work of those who came before them—sometimes, centuries before them.

Author: Christopher Noey

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 9780714873541

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Artists have long been stimulated and motivated by the work of those who came before them—sometimes, centuries before them. Interviews with 120 international contemporary artists discussing works from The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection that spark their imagination shed new light on art-making, museums, and the creative process. Images of works from The Met collection appear alongside images of the contemporary artists' work, allowing readers to discover a rich web of visual connections that spans cultures and millennia.

Alex Katz

ALEX : I was working on a painting , and it just didn't work out . I liked the people . ... SYLVIE : You had been collecting Alex's work for ten years . ... I had also started my own business and spent much less time looking at art .

Author: Alex Katz


ISBN: STANFORD:36105033017240


Page: 23

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Alex Katz

The artist has provided technical comments and personal memories, especially written for this occasion, for each work. The book constitutes a handy and unique opportunity to take an inside look at the background to Alex Katz's practice.

Author: Alex Katz

Publisher: Jrp Ringier Kunstverlag Ag

ISBN: 3905770792

Category: Art

Page: 91

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"The publication "Alex Katz, Faces and Names" presents a body of work by the American artist that is part of BSI Art Collection, a small but representative selection of paintings. The volume reproduces the "Fan of the Poet," a portfolio of an aquatint produced in 1978 and accompanied by poems. The artist has provided technical comments and personal memories, especially written for this occasion, for each work. The book constitutes a handy and unique opportunity to take an inside look at the background to Alex Katz's practice." "The book is published by the commissioner, BSI (Banca della Svizzera Italiana), as part of their Art Program, relaunched in 2005 by the Italian curator and critic Luca Cerizza. Stemming from a program of site-specific commissions for the bank, the books in this series are conceived as individual monographs on each artist's contribution. Gathering preparatory material, documentation on the works, and essays by critics or the artists themselves, these volumes participate in the discussion around commissioning, the notions of public vs. private collection, and the relationship between artists and patrons."--BOOK JACKET.

Conqueroo The Hoonyuh Cadoonyuh Legend Vol 2

worker job in Waterville at the st Francis cemetery Joe said to check out the Alex Katz art at Colby college I drove ... A couple of hours looking at the art and then back on the road from high culture to low Joe sitting on the porch ...

Author: Glenn Jones

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781300144373

Category: Austin (Tex.)

Page: 154

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"Conqueroo is a fictionalized diary about Lohn's perspective on a dispute over the ownership of a painting symbolically important to the Austin's 1960s counterculture. After testifying in the civil trial, Lohn leaves town with Joe and drives to the coast of Maine where he helps paint an old house. Lohn returns to Texas and continues to fret about his flawed friendships but comes to no conclusion. This novel is an existential vision of a type of sub-proletariat worldview, racism, sexism, dishonest relationships and alcoholism"--P. [4] of cover.

Artists Portraits New York 1982

I have been also told that if approached on the street with a box of slides by an artist without prior introduction, Ivan was more than willing to look at the artist's work. Alex Katz, Painter (1927-) Alex Katz was downright rude and 46 ...

Author: Kurt Edward Fishback

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781300279624



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Alex Katz Paints Ada

At 68 , Alex Katz Blossoms with Ambitious New Show . ... “ Alex Katz . ” Art and Literature 9 ( Summer 1966 ) : 91-101 . Sandler , Irving . “ The New Cool Art . ” Art in America 52 ... “ Quite a Lot to Look At . ” New York Times , Nov.

Author: Robert Storr

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015058919310

Category: Art

Page: 116

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New York Magazine

"John goes at countercurrent," says Louise Bourgeois, the 76-year-old painter and sculptor whose reputation Cheim helped ... something like this: A prosperous-looking couple from Los Angeles has come to look for an Alex Katz painting.





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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Corporate Art Collections

Although thereare no ruleshe is advised bythe Contemporary ArtSociety on Aspen's purchases, and in generalavoids nudes, however artfully rendered, ... The Alex Katz painting portraystwo independent women looking confidently out at ...

Author: Mr James Salzmann

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409464105

Category: Art

Page: 160

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This new volume in the series of Handbooks in International Art Business published in association with Sotheby's Institute of Art offers a timely guide to the history, nature and importance of corporate collecting and the different reasons for starting and maintaining corporate collections, including investment, cultural cachet, and asset diversification. Based on interviews with the curators, consultants and investors who run such collections, and more extended case studies of important collections, the book concludes with an examination of when corporate collecting becomes a liability and the market-impact of deaccessioning, looking ahead to the future of corporate collecting.

Evaluating Early Learning in Museums

Museum experiences are centered around looking at art together and sharing perspectives with our companions. This concept also resonated on a ... related to Winter Landscape painting by Alex Katz and A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.

Author: Nicole Cromartie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000376715

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Evaluating Early Learning in Museums presents developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant practices for engaging early learners and their families in informal arts settings. Written by early childhood education researchers and a museum practitioner, the book showcases what high-quality educational programs can offer young children and their families through the case study of a program at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia. Providing strategies for building strong community partnerships and audience relationships, the authors also survey evaluation tools for early learning programs and offer strategies to help museums around the world to engage young children. At the center of this narrative is the seminal partnership that developed between researchers and museum educators during the evaluation of a program for toddlers. Illuminating key components of the partnership and the resulting evolution of family offerings at the museum, the book also draws parallels to current work being done at other museums in international contexts. Evaluating Early Learning in Museums illustrates how an interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers and practitioners can improve museum practices. As such, the book will be of interest to researchers and students engaged in the study of museums and early childhood, as well as to practitioners working in museums around the world.

Art of the Ordinary

Take, for instance, the painter and critic Fairfield Porter, who once described the well-known artist Alex Katz—a ... He deems Katz a realist because someone looking at Katz's paintings can “recognize every detail in his paintings, ...

Author: Richard Deming

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501720154

Category: Art

Page: 222

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Cutting across literature, film, art, and philosophy, Art of the Ordinary is a trailblazing, cross-disciplinary engagement with the ordinary and the everyday. Because, writes Richard Deming, the ordinary is always at hand, it is, in fact, too familiar for us to perceive it and become fully aware of it. The ordinary he argues, is what most needs to be discovered and yet is something that can never be approached, since to do so is to immediately change it. Art of the Ordinary explores how philosophical questions can be revealed in surprising places—as in a stand-up comic’s routine, for instance, or a Brillo box, or a Hollywood movie. From negotiations with the primary materials of culture and community, ways of reading "self" and "other" are made available, deepening one’s ability to respond to ethical, social, and political dilemmas. Deming picks out key figures, such as the philosophers Stanley Cavell, Arthur Danto, and Richard Wollheim; poet John Ashbery; artist Andy Warhol; and comedian Steven Wright, to showcase the foundational concepts of language, ethics, and society. Deming interrogates how acts of the imagination by these people, and others, become the means for transforming the alienated ordinary into a presence of the everyday that constantly and continually creates opportunities of investment in its calls on interpretive faculties. In Art of the Ordinary, Deming brings together the arts, philosophy, and psychology in new and compelling ways so as to offer generative, provocative insights into how we think and represent the world to others as well as to ourselves.

Looking at Art

Alex Katz ( New York 1927– ) . Gaston Lachaise ( Paris 1882 – New York 1935 ) . Gabriel Laderman ( Brooklyn , N.Y. 1929– ) . Alfred Leslie ( New York 1927- ) . Jack Levine ( Boston 1915) . Reginald Marsh ( Paris 1898 – New York 1954 ) ...

Author: Adelheid M. Gealt

Publisher: Rr Bowker Llc

ISBN: UOM:39015013660181

Category: Art

Page: 609

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Tells how museums collect and display art, provides background information for each era and region of art production, and identifies prominent museums, artists, and art movements

Regarding Warhol

... Alfredo Jaar, Deborah Kass, Alex Katz, Jeff Koons, Julian Schnabel, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), ... Hamptonitesi' Full of contempt for such folks, he asked: "Do any of these people actually enjoy looking at art?

Author: Mark Lawrence Rosenthal

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 9781588394699

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 304

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This sumptuous volume presents the first full-scale exploration of warhol's tremendous influence across the generations of artists that have succeeded him. Warhol brought to the art world a unique awareness of the relationship that art might have with popular consumer culture and tabloid news, with celebrity, and with sexuality. Each of these themes is explored through visual dialogues between warhol and some sixty artists, among them John Baldessari, Vija Celmins, Gilbert & George, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Damien Hirst, Alfredo Jaar, Deborah Kass, Alex Katz, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Glenn Ligon, Robert Mapplethorpe, Vik Muniz, Takashi Murakami, Bruce Nauman, Cady Noland, Elizabeth Peyton, Sigmar Polke, Richard Prince, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman and Luc Tuymans. These juxtapositions not only demonstrate warhol's overt influence but also suggest how artists have either worked in parallel modes or developed his model in dynamic new directions. Featuring commentary by many of the world's leading contemporary artists, as well as a major essay by the celebrated critic Mark Rosenthal and an extensive illustrated chronology, Regarding Warhol is an out-standing publication that will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in contemporary art.


We are looking at a 'Jack the Dripper' Pollock; at Alex Katz's blaze of The Red Smile; at George Bellows's merciless punching. The most magical museums all have this same unforced affinity between urban place and art space.

Author: Simon Schama

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471180118

Category: History

Page: 400

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‘Wordy is about the intoxication of writing; my sense of playful versatility; different voices for different matters: the polemical voice for political columns; the sharp-eyed descriptive take for profiles; poetic precision in grappling with the hard task of translating art into words; lyrical recall for memory pieces. And informing everything a rich sense of the human comedy and the ways it plays through historical time. It's also a reflection on writers who have been shamelessly gloried in verbal abundance; the performing tumble of language - those who have especially inspired me - Dickens and Melville; Joyce and Marquez.’ Simon Schama Sir Simon Schama has been at the forefront of the arts, political commentary, social analysis and historical study for over forty years. As a teacher of Art History and an award-winning television presenter of iconic history-based programming, Simon is equally a prolific bestselling writer and award-winning columnist for many of the world’s foremost publishers, broadsheet newspapers, periodicals and magazines. His commissioned subjects over the years have been numerous and wide ranging – from the music of Tom Waits, to the works of Sir Quentin Blake; the history of the colour blue, to discussing what skills an actor needs to create a unique performance of Falstaff. Schama’s tastes are wide-ranging as they are eloquent, incisive, witty and thought provoking and have entertained and educated the readers of some of the world’s most respected publications - the Times, the Guardian, the New Yorker, Harper’s Bazaar and Rolling Stone magazine. Wordy is a celebration of one of the world’s foremost writers. This collection of fifty essays chosen by the man himself stretches across four decades and is a treasure trove for all those who have a passion for the arts, politics, food and life.

Encounters Reflections

The cutout is Alex Katz's most distinctive contribution to contemporary art . ... The answer , I think , is that Katz is engaged in making images and that it is a mistake to look at a painting as anything other than a flat surface with ...

Author: Arthur C. Danto

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520208463

Category: Art

Page: 355

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Provides a collection of essays on modern art covering such artists as Andy Warhol, David Hockney, and Robert Mapplethorpe

Design Basics

Alex Katz Studio II, New York. Art © Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, ... Explore more: a closer look at Harlequin at MoMA D EQUIVOCAL SPACE Most art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Editorial review has deemed that any ...

Author: Stephen Pentak

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305464933

Category: Art

Page: 320

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A national bestseller, DESIGN BASICS presents art fundamentals concepts in full two- to four-page spreads, making the text easy for students to refer to while they work and giving instructors the utmost flexibility in organizing the course. The authors provide diverse, two-dimensional visual examples from many periods, peoples, and cultures for all elements and principles of design. This updated edition features an exciting array of stunning new examples of painting, graphic design, architecture, and new media to help students recognize the language of design in everyday life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Alex Katz New York

When I started going to art school , I started looking at it intensely , and I became progressively more interested in Egyptian culture . After that , if you asked me who my number one artist was , I would say Thutmose .

Author: Alex Katz


ISBN: UOM:39015070763845

Category: Art

Page: 87

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We are blessed to have been born, but without any guarantees of a comfortable future in the ever habituate of change. So we socialize, develop friendships and come together as friends, companions, families, and communities, and laugh despite the pains that come with living. We reach out to each other to understand the bitter or better parts of us and in some cases, fall into the abyss were light dimensions into darkness and were our voices cease to exist. But with the Divine and Spirit force's reaching out to us, amid hand, we reach back, embrace and grasp at this intangible mystery. We reach down into the well of misfortune and help pull a stranger upward and out so the sun hits our faces with the same degree of intensity and the future begins again and again until our Z endpoint arrives.The blessing from our Father is that we are here to understand the gimmickry of our existence and touch someone before this planet turns gray. It is an event that certainly will happen as our blue marble falls into our Sun. Maybe, one day in earth times and this may be billions of years, but for mankind life is too short to turn the page towards the beginning or our end point. Just as we arrive, the winter of our time disembark, and then at summers end and accelerates the skin side of us and as we vaporizes into dust of our elemental periodic table.Before my journey ends let my memory not fade away as I turn my recollections into copy and for a while, write these things I see within my deepest concourse to expose the deep well of my mystifying life. This begins my journey that is my poetry that PEN's to this tablet.