Alex Katz

Sissel

Alex Katz

Sissel

Price: $4,500.00

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Framing not included

Details

Technique:
Aquatint
Year:
2012
Edition Size:
50
Dimensions:
50.5 x 59.7 cm (19.8 x 23.5 in)
Signature:
Signed and numbered

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About the Artwork

Katz is well known for featuring sitters from his own social milieu. His portraits also depict the movie and fashion icons, with whom he also had numerous collaborations. Despite the social status of the sitter, Katz's portraits are always intimate, friendly, yet alloof alluding to the sophisticated ambivalence as the key element of artist's aesthetics.

"I’m a colourist but I don’t think of it as colour, I think of it as light. You have to get the light right and colour’s the way to do it."

Alex Katz

This bright aquatint represents an elegant Sissel , the stylish blonde is smiling directly at the viewer mediating strength and confidence, which along with simple lines and flat background is an emblematic quality of Katz's portraiture.

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.