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Katz, Alex 1927-

Works: 669 works in 1,219 publications in 6 languages and 16,511 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Catalogs  Catalogues raisonnés  Biography  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Costume designer, Set designer , Interviewee, Performer, Etcher, Other, Engraver, Honoree, Editor, Creator, Speaker
Classifications: ND237.K33, 759.13
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Regarding Warhol : sixty artists, fifty years by Mark Rosenthal( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first full-scale explorations of Andy Warhol's tremendous reach across several generations of artist who in key ways respond to his groundbreaking work. Includes interviews and visual archive and illustrated chronology that chart the "Warhol effect" over the past 50 years
Alex Katz paints Ada by Robert Storr( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For almost fifty years, the American artist Alex Katz (b. 1927) has painted a series of portraits of his wife, Ada. This beautifully illustrated book is the first to focus on these iconic paintings, which are unprecedented in their focus on a single figure over many years." "In this volume, leading scholars explore the allure of Ada as a subject and the art-historical importance of Katz's portraits, asking fascinating questions about Katz's methods and intentions: What do these paintings reveal and conceal about their subject? What does Katz do in the studio to convey such vitality on his canvases? How does Katz's work fit into the history of portraiture and the art movements of the 1960s and beyond? Acclaimed art critic and curator Robert Storr examines Ada's alluring persona, comparing her to other "goddesses" who have captivated centuries of portrait painters. James Schuyler recounts a day in Katz's studio, and the late British art critic Lawrence Alloway explores the role of repetition in the Ada portraits, which he views as a cycle of images with antecedents in Velazquez and Rembrandt." "Featuring the renowned series of Ada portraits, this book demonstrates the cumulative power and enduring delight of Alex Katz's achievement, as well as his devotion to his greatest muse."--Jacket
Alex Katz by Sam Hunter( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and French and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alex Katz is one of the most innovative leaders in the return to figurative realism and representation among avant-garde artists in America and Europe today. By 1960, very early in his career, Katz had already found his original and poetic solution to the dilemma of choice between an earlier, dominant abstraction and realism by giving primacy to style over subject matter. With considerable brilliance and expressive power, Katz managed to synthesize the artistic impulses of his own era with an earlier modernism, forging elements of Abstract Expressionism with the elegant forms of Manet and Matisse, artists who also explored color and planes, who compressed volume into flatness, and yet evoked convincing weight, movement and the human personality in their paintings." "Since the seventies, in particular, Katz's paintings have drawn attention by reason of their large formats, simple reductions of form, abrupt and unexpected transitions, and for the suggestive metaphors embodied in his subject matter. The late Thomas B. Hess, a notable contemporary art critic, aptly described the social dynamics and atmosphere of his group portraits in terms of "everyday leisure life - parties, picnics, pets - as if it were a bucolic Age of Gold where everybody is youthful and it is always time for tea." Yet these rapturous, idyllic works increasingly invoke comparison with some of the most ambitious abstract painting of our time. His unique style has managed the difficult feat of reconciling realism not only with mainstream modernism but with postmodernism as well."--BOOK JACKET
Alex Katz : night paintings by Donald B Kuspit( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Katz, the complete prints by Nicholas P Maravell( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Katz: Five Hours by Vivien Bittencourt( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most important contemporary American artists, Alex Katz is the fascinating subject of this documentary. His signature style of flat-surface realism is captured here on video by his son Vincent and daughter-in-law Vivien Bittencourt, who follow Katz during a day of completing a painting. His work style draws on years of experience and involves the utmost concentration. In Alex Katz: Five Hours, the artist is working on his painting "January III". With no dialogue, but with the evocative music of Meridith Monk, this video captures the essence of an artist and his commitment to the experience of painting
Alex Katz collages by David Cohen( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collages is the catalogue raisonne of Katzís early collages, spanning the period from 1954 to 1960. It presents 85 color plates with complete catalogue entries and an essay by Katz scholar David Cohen, critic for the New York Sun, publisher and editor of and curator at the New York Studio School. Cohenís essay argues that the collages are critical to an understanding of Katzís mature work and occupy a significant place within a history of Modernism. In these seminal works, Katz was already developing his unique artistic voice--a vocabulary of elemental forms, aesthetic efficiency and flat color
Alex Katz : prints : [exhibition] organized by Elke M. Solomon and Richard S. Field( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interlocking lives by Alex Katz( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making faces : self-portraits by Alex Katz by John W Coffey( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Katz, process and development : small paintings from the collection of Paul J. Schupf '58 by Gail Levin( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edges by Robert Creeley( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected declarations of dependence by Harry Mathews( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking at art with Alex Katz by Alex Katz( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Look at art through the eyes of a painter in this guide to the most significant artists in history. Alex Katz describes his best-loved works by Edvard Munch, Vincent van Gogh, Joan Mirò, Peter Doig, Francis Bacon, and Jackson Pollock, among others, all of which he has encountered during his long career. Ordered alphabetically by artist, 'Looking at Art' is the perfect introductory guide to art from one of the world's greatest living artists
Alex Katz : quick light by Alex Katz( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exhibition catalogue brings together texts from artists, thinkers and poets, which offer personal responses to Katz's work. It opens with a previously unpublished conversation between Alex Katz and Hans Ulrich Obrist and a new poem written by John Godfrey. In her essay, Ingrid D. Rowland expands on Katz's unique approach to light and a conversation between artists Marlene Dumas and Jan Andriesse gives an insight into their engagement with Katz's work over time. Critic and writer Jan Verwoert's text explores Katz's understanding of depth and perception and the artist Merlin James focuses on a single painting. The publication also features archival reviews, which highlight the changing opinions of Katz's work throughout time and the influence of the cultural landscape on his practice. Exhibition: 'Alex Katz. Quick Light', (02.06.-11.09.2016) Serpentine Gallery, London, England
Alex Katz : cutouts : February 21-March 17, 1979 by Alex Katz( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Katz : in your face by Alex Katz( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ligeia : a libretto by Robert Creeley( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraits from the École des Beaux-Arts Paris by Brett Littman( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the wheel : poems by Michael Brownstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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