|Titre :||Alex Katz : Twelve paintings|
|Auteurs :||PaceWildenstein New York, Auteur ; Ron Padgett, Auteur|
|Type de document :||texte imprimé|
|Editeur :||New York : PaceWildenstein, 2004|
|Format :||37 p. / B; ill. coul. / 30 cm|
|Index. décimale :||B (Monographies)|
|Catégories :||KATZ Alex ; PEINTURE ; PORTRAIT|
Alex Katz: Twelve Paintings, an exhibition of ten new portraits of widely recognized, accomplished women and two new landscape paintings.
The oil on canvas paintings include, among others, portraits of artists Mariko Mori, Cindy Sherman, and Kiki Smith; model Christy Turlington; actress Tilda Swinton; musician Alicia Keys; ballerina Nina Ananiashvili; and Katzs wife Ada, who since 1957 has been a model for the artist. With this new series, Katz did not simply paint the models; he styled them individually, choosing various clothes from the Fall 2004 collections of prominent designers that best emphasized the inherent elegance of each of his subjects. The portraits were originally conceived as a collaboration with W, the fashion magazine, which will publish a portfolio of the work in its October 2004 issue.
Katz once remarked about his portraiture, With the figures, the style is elegant, and the subject matter becomes elegant, so people think of it as glamorous. From the beginning I wanted to make an art that was an up rather than a down.
Two 2004 large-scale landscapes will also be on view. This newest work reflects Katzs continuing pursuit of nature, which in the artists words is always changing, always in motion. The light changes, and your eyes change. That produces a state that is close to automatic painting.
A full color catalogue with poems by Ron Padgett accompanies the exhibition. Since 1959, Padgett has collaborated with various visual artists including Jim Dine and Alex Katz, and has published numerous books of poetry, fiction, and essays. [pacewildenstein.com]
|Edité à l'occasion de l'exposition :||New York, PaceWildenstein, du 10 septembre au 9 octobre 2004|
|06012||B / KAT||Livre||Centre de documentation||Monographies||Exclu du prêt|