Alex Katz

Red Sail (Small Cuts)

Alex Katz

Red Sail (Small Cuts)

Price: $6,500.00

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Details

Technique:
Aquatint
Year:
2008
Edition Size:
50
Dimensions:
34.9 x 50.5 cm (13.7 x 19.8 in)
Signature:
Signed and numbered

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About the Artwork

Though perhaps best known for his portraits, Katz has consistently painted the natural world throughout his career, particularly over the past decade.

"These days I start painting in the morning and paint throughout the day. It starts with an idea of what I think art should be. Then I find something that correlates with it outside of me; if it’s an action or something like that I’ll make pen and ink sketches; if it’s something like a landscape then I go from the sketch to a cartoon which I paint directly on to the canvass. "

Alex Katz

This beautiful aquatint, part of the portfolio "Small Cuts" reveals Katz’s control of material and clarity of vision. Katz explores the themes of nature, perception, the passage of time, poetry, and contemporary notions of the sublime in this poetic suite, whose subjects are based on a selection of the artist collages from the 1950's.

About the Artist

Weng Contemporary Katz Artists Signature Shot

Alex Katz (born 1927, New York, USA) is the outstanding protagonist of figurative painting, and one of the most influential international artists. During 1980s Alex Katz was considered to be one of the founders of the Pop Art movement, nevertheless he pursued developing his own independant style.

About the printing Technique

Weng Contemporary Etching

Artists from Rembrandt to Picasso have used etching to create some of their most famous works. Etching has often been combined with other intaglio techniques such as engraving or aquatint.