ARTIST MONOGRAPHS

Alex Katz

Museum Exhibition Catalogues, Monographs, Artist's Projects, Curatorial Writings and Essays


Most art enthusiasts first associate the name of American painter Alex Katz with the image of large-format, color-intense paintings from which an elegant, well-balanced, almost classical world of seemingly incidental events addresses us. What comes to mind are the formally simple, poster-style portraits, the group portraits of people at the seashore swimming or resting, the depictions of summerly garden parties and of ballet scenes with their film-still-like sequences of movements. At times, the enormous landscape paintings, in which lights plays a creative, structural role, proves just as memorable. Although rich in visual effects, Alex Katz's world is a gentle one; his work also demonstrates connections to American coolness, that reserved and emotionless, usually representational style of painting characterized mainly by clear forms and perfect style. Located outside Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and programmatic realism, Alex Katz's paintings occupy a peculiar, original position that oscillates between these poles, a position to which his paintings also owe their popularity.
Zdenek Felix, excerpted from Style and Elegance in Alex Katz: Prints.

  

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Alex Katz: 45 Years of Portraits 1969-2014

GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC, PARIS/SALZBURG
Edited by Alessandra Bellavita, Séverine Waelchli. Text by Adrien Goetz, Suzy Menkes.

Hbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 136 pgs / 102 color. | 10/31/2014 | Awaiting stock
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Invented Symbols

CHARTA/COLBY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART
By Alex Katz. Edited by Vincent Katz. Foreword by Sharon Corwin.

Pbk, 5.75 x 8.5 in. / 173 pgs / 108 bw. | 9/30/2012 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788881588404 | $29.95


Alex Katz: Face the Music

GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC
Edited by Arne Ehmann. Introduction by Charles L. Reinhart. Text by Mark Rappolt.

Clth, 8.75 x 12 in. / 76 pgs / 32 color / 12 bw. | 3/31/2012 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783901935442 | $30.00


Alex Katz: Maine, New York

CHARTA / COLBY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART
Text by Carter Ratcliff. Interview by Sharon Corwin.

Hbk, 8.5 x 10.75 in. / 128 pgs / 60 color. | 6/30/2012 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788881588305 | $45.00


Alex Katz: Seeing, Drawing, Making

WINDSOR PRESS
Text by David A. Moos.

Hardback, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 112 pgs / 75 color. | 12/1/2008 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780974611648 | $45.00


Alex Katz: New York

CHARTA / IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Foreword by Enrique Juncosa. Text by Juan Manuel Bonet. Interview by Rachael Thomas.

Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 88 pgs / 43 color / 18 bw. | 8/1/2007 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788881586349 | $45.00


Alex Katz: The Sixties

CHARTA
Essay by Barry Schwabsky.

Paperback, 9.5 x 11 in. / 96 pgs / 36 color. | 9/15/2006 | In stock
ISBN 9788881585939 | $34.95


Alex Katz: Collages

COLBY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART, WATERVILLE, MAINE
Essay by David Cohen. Foreword by Sharon Corwin.

Hardcover, 9.5 x 8.25 in. / 180 pgs / 85 color. | 2/1/2006 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780972848459 | $45.00


Alex Katz in Maine

CHARTA/FARNSWORTH ART MUSEUM
Essay by Sanford Schwartz.

Hardcover, 11 x 9.5 in. / 96 pgs / 71 color. | 7/15/2005 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788881585083 | $45.00


Alex Katz: First Sight

PETER BLUM EDITION, NEW YORK
Essay by Jean-Christophe Ammann.

Hardcover, 12 x 9 in. / 420 pgs / 25 color. | 9/2/2003 | In stock
ISBN 9780935875201 | $165.00


Alex Katz: The Woodcuts And Linocuts 1951-2001

PETER BLUM EDITION, NEW YORK
Essay by Merlin James. Foreword by Peter Blum.

Paperback, 8.5 x 10.75 in. / 32 pgs / 9 color / 13 bw. | 1/2/2002 | Awaiting stock
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Alex Katz

GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC
Essays by Lena Maculan and Nikolaus Ruzicska.

Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 52 pgs / 16 color. | 4/2/2003 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783901935077 | $25.00


Alex Katz & Robert Creeley: Edges

PETER BLUM EDITION, NEW YORK
By Robert Creeley. Artwork by Alex Katz. Text by Merlin James.

Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 56 pgs / 1 color / 13 bw. | 7/2/1999 | In stock
ISBN 9780935875171 | $50.00


                  

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Alex Katz: Prints and Works in Editions 1947-2010

HATJE CANTZ

Clth, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 208 pgs / 275 color. | 11/30/2011 | Not available
ISBN 9783775727662 | $150.00


Alex Katz: Prints

HATJE CANTZ
Edited by Klaus Albrecht Schröder. Text by Felix Zdenek, Marietta Mautner Markhof, Werner Spies.

Hbk, 9.75 x 12 in. / 240 pgs / 203 color. | 11/30/2010 | Not available
ISBN 9783775725859 | $60.00


Alex Katz: An American Way of Seeing

KERBER
Text by Roland Mönig, Guy Tosatto, Timo Valjakka, Eric de Chassey.

Hbk, 8.5 x 10.75 in. / 136 pgs / 85 color / 11 bw. | 6/30/2010 | Not available
ISBN 9783866782631 | $55.00


Alex Katz: Faces and Names

JRP|RINGIER
Text by Luca Cerizza.

Hardback, 5.5 x 7.25 in. / 88 pgs / 40 color / 10 duotone. | 4/1/2008 | Not available
ISBN 9783905770797 | $15.00


Alex Katz: Cutouts

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS
Edited by Zdenek Felix. Essay by Carter Ratcliff.

Hardcover, 6.25 x 10.5 in. / 96 pgs / 65 color | 7/2/2003 | Not available
ISBN 9783775713047 | $29.80


Alex Katz

HOPEFULMONSTER
Artwork by Alex Katz.

Paperback, 9.05 x 10.62 in. / 304 pgs / 213 color | 5/2/2000 | Not available
ISBN 9788877571038 | $45.00


Alex Katz

MARLBOROUGH GALLERY
Contribution by Martin Maloney. Essays by Vittoria Coen, Lisa Liebmann.

Hardcover, 11.5 x 10.5 in. / 44 pgs / 30 color | 3/2/2000 | Not available
ISBN 9780897971591 | $75.00


Alex Katz

GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC
Artwork by Alex Katz. Contributions by Eric de Chassey.

Paperback, 9.5 x 13 in. / 38 pgs / 22 color | 4/2/1999 | Not available
ISBN 9783901935008 | $25.00


Alex Katz: Recent Paintings

MARLBOROUGH GALLERY
Artwork by Alex Katz.

Paperback, 11.5 x 9.75 in. / 32 pgs / 25 color. | 8/2/1996 | Not available
ISBN 9780897971157 | $35.00


Alex Katz: 45 Years of Portraits 1969-2014Alex Katz: 45 Years of Portraits 1969-2014

Published by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg.
Edited by Alessandra Bellavita, Séverine Waelchli. Text by Adrien Goetz, Suzy Menkes.

Alex Katz: 45 Years of Portraits 1969–2014 explores the ongoing importance of the figure in the artistic output of Alex Katz (born 1927). This volume collects some 100 works, from classic paintings of the 1960s and 1970s to more recent work ranging stylistically from large-scale works to intimate and cursory sketches and Katz’s relatively lesser-known and less-exhibited “cutouts,” which have the appearance of autonomous silhouettes detached and floating in the exhibition space. In juxtaposing works from different styles and periods in his creative life, this series gives rise to an often overlooked narrative dimension in Katz’s oeuvre. Alongside these figural works, the catalogue features original essays by writer and art historian Adrien Goetz--who examines Katz’s work in light of works by Dominique Ingres, Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas--and fashion journalist Suzy Menkes, who considers Katz in the context of style and fashion.

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GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC, PARIS/SALZBURG

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Hardcover, 8.5 x 11 in. / 136 pgs / 102 color.

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Invented SymbolsInvented Symbols

An Art Autobiography

Published by Charta/Colby College Museum of Art.
By Alex Katz. Edited by Vincent Katz. Foreword by Sharon Corwin.

Invented Symbols is Alex Katz’s memoir of his education in art. Katz’s story begins with his parents, Russian emigrés involved in theater, and discusses everything from his finding a high school that offered the possibility of drawing from antique casts, to his acceptance at the Cooper Union, his decision to become a fine artist and beyond. Katz has always steeped himself in the literature of his time, having often painted and collaborated with poets, and it is no surprise that his take on autobiography should be particularly considered and original in its composition: the entire text of Invented Symbols is in fact a transcription of the artist recounting his memories aloud, typed up by his son, poet Vincent Katz. This book revises and expands upon the 1997 Hatje Cantz edition, long out of print.

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Alex Katz: Maine, New YorkAlex Katz: Maine, New York

Published by Charta / Colby College Museum of Art.
Text by Carter Ratcliff. Interview by Sharon Corwin.

Maine/New York surveys three decades of paintings by Alex Katz (born 1927). A quintessential New York artist, Katz is also a part-time resident of rural Maine, and the subject matter of his paintings accordingly shifts from landscape to cityscape, from rural vignette to Manhattan interior. In this volume, published for an exhibition at Colby College Museum of Art--where the largest public collection of Katz’s resides--the pleasant haze of city afternoons is juxtaposed with the flickering greens of a rural path; the buzz of a fashionable social occasion with the dusk as it descends on a pond in the Maine woods. Along the way, we encounter the family members and friends who populate Katz’s paintings, cast in his distinctive treatments of light and atmosphere.

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Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.75 in. / 128 pgs / 60 color.

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Alex Katz: Face the MusicAlex Katz: Face the Music

Published by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.
Edited by Arne Ehmann. Introduction by Charles L. Reinhart. Text by Mark Rappolt.

In 1960, Alex Katz (born 1927) began to collaborate with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, commencing a relationship with dance that has spanned his entire career. Undertaken for the company’s performance of The Red Room (later known as Post Meridian) at the legendary Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Katz’s contribution consisted of three enormous red panels that defined the stage, and round wooden discs capable of holding two dancers, which floated down from the top of the theater rafters. During the collaboration, Katz also made numerous portraits of both dancers and dances. Katz and Taylor collaborated again in the 1980s, but the painter has only recently returned to the depiction of dance, with a new series of portraits of leading figures in the New York dance scene. Alex Katz: Face the Music surveys Katz’s career-long involvement with dance, reproducing canvases, cartoons, drawings and studies in oil.

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GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC

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Clth, 8.75 x 12 in. / 76 pgs / 32 color / 12 bw.

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Alex Katz: Prints and Works in Editions 1947-2010Alex Katz: Prints and Works in Editions 1947-2010

Catalogue Raisonné

Published by Hatje Cantz.

Alex Katz's clear planes of color and simplicity of line are famously well suited to printmaking. For Katz himself, the medium also holds the appeal of distributing his work in greater quantity. His embrace of printmaking was consolidated in the mid-1960s, and led to a voracious exploration of print technologies, including the latest state-of-the-art reproduction processes. Each of these elicits different qualities from Katz's artistic vocabulary: woodcut, for example, yields an emotional tenor not commonly seen elsewhere in his oeuvre, as the traces left by chisel and burn are left legible and accepted by the artist. However, the primary effect of Katz's prints is to enhance his art as a coolly Baudelairean “painting of modern life.” Though he frequently works with professional printing companies, Katz often undertakes the full run of manual labor himself. This volume assesses Katz's history with printmaking and editions, including collaborations with writers.

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HATJE CANTZ

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Clth, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 208 pgs / 275 color.

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Alex Katz: PrintsAlex Katz: Prints

Published by Hatje Cantz.
Edited by Klaus Albrecht Schröder. Text by Felix Zdenek, Marietta Mautner Markhof, Werner Spies.

Alex Katz (born 1927) is best known as a painter--specifically, as a painter of his family and his distinguished circle of friends, including poets, writers and artists. In the early 1950s, he began experimenting with printmaking, but it was not until the mid 1960s that he intensified his interest and production in the medium. Pushing at the limits of various printing techniques, Katz tested out pictorial ideas first conceived for his paintings, retaining planes of matte color but further simplifying his forms and dramatically cropping his images. These reduced compositions were wonderfully compatible with the graphic clarity of printmaking, and by effectively translating his paintings into prints, the artist achieved what he called the "final synthesis of painting." This publication provides insight into an often-neglected yet vital aspect of Katz's work, from the early 1950s to the present day.

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HATJE CANTZ

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Hardcover, 9.75 x 12 in. / 240 pgs / 203 color.

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Alex Katz: An American Way of SeeingAlex Katz: An American Way of Seeing

Published by Kerber.
Text by Roland Mönig, Guy Tosatto, Timo Valjakka, Eric de Chassey.

Alex Katz (born 1927) has become a leading chronicler of modern life in America, a model and forerunner to several schools of painting that came after him. Portraying in deadpan style the faces of New York and its environs since the 1950s, when he was a part of the later Cedar Tavern scene, Katz makes everyday enigmas of people, at once emptying them of meaning and bestowing upon them specific character and specific roles in life. Some of these faces may be familiar (poets Allen Ginsberg and Ted Berrigan), others equally striking simply add to Katz's sense of modern life as a parade or a pageant. An American Way of Seeing surveys work from 1968 onwards, from paintings to cutouts and multi-panel works. The more recent paintings reproduced herein convey new hints of lyricism, in their depiction of reflections in water and mute night-time scenes.

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KERBER

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Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.75 in. / 136 pgs / 85 color / 11 bw.

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Alex Katz: Seeing, Drawing, MakingAlex Katz: Seeing, Drawing, Making

Published by Windsor Press.
Text by David A. Moos.

Featuring a selection of 80 figurative works and landscapes in a wide range of materials and media including pencil, ink, oil stick and charcoal, drawings, prints and paintings, Alex Katz: Seeing, Drawing, Making demonstrates how the artist explores and elaborates the same image through diverse media. The volume reveals how Katz's repetitive method of working results in the distillation of form for which he is famous. Whether portraying a dancer at full stride or a secluded landscape seen at sunset, Katz's iconic stylization is the result of careful preparation, beginning with intuitive sketches, continuing with pencil drawings and large-format charcoal cartoons and concluding with completed canvases. A series of works from the mid-1980s entitled Last Look, after choreographer Paul Taylor's eponymous piece, evidences Katz's nuanced approach to human form and gesture. This volume offers a fascinating glimpse into the hard work that goes into making a Katz painting look effortless.

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WINDSOR PRESS

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Hardback, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 112 pgs / 75 color.

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Alex Katz: Faces and NamesAlex Katz: Faces and Names

Published by JRP|Ringier.
Text by Luca Cerizza.

Alex Katz is one of the most influential American painters of the twentieth century. Though he perversely pursued figurative work in the era of Abstract Expressionism, the influence of his stylized portraits of New York’s artworld demimonde, as well as his unmistakable Maine landscapes, can now be seen in the work of countless younger artists. This concise and affordable publication, which showcases Katz’s work from the Banca della Svizzera Italiana (BSI) collection, contains images from throughout his career. What makes this volume notable is not only the opportunity to consider these rarely-seen pieces and commissions, but also the technical and anecdotal commentary that Katz has provided for each work.

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JRP|RINGIER

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Hardback, 5.5 x 7.25 in. / 88 pgs / 40 color / 10 duotone.

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Alex Katz: New YorkAlex Katz: New York

Published by Charta / Irish Museum of Modern Art.
Foreword by Enrique Juncosa. Text by Juan Manuel Bonet. Interview by Rachael Thomas.

New York brings together painter Alex Katz's most striking images of his hometown and the dear friends with which he made it his own. Coming of age during the triumph of the New York School of painting, Katz synthesized its influences with wide-ranging interests shared by many of the New York School poets. Of the more than 40 paintings and aquatints gathered here, many depict that distinguished circle, as well as the iconic skyline where they changed the world. Katz is best known as a painter of people, and the wide cross-section of portraits here demonstrates the variety he brings to the genre, along with dramatic variations in scale, abrupt cropping and subtle artifices such as luxuriant backdrops that turn out to be earlier Katz paintings. Along with an essay and interview, New York includes an extraordinary selection of poems from friends of the artist, including some of the most important American poets of the late twentieth century, among them Frank O'Hara, Kenneth Koch, John Ashbery and Robert Creeley. Katz was born in Brooklyn in 1927 and studied at the Cooper Union and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work has been the subject of nearly 200 international solo exhibitions.

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CHARTA / IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 88 pgs / 43 color / 18 bw.

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Alex Katz: The SixtiesAlex Katz: The Sixties

Published by Charta.
Essay by Barry Schwabsky.

Alex Katz: The Sixties offers readers a selection of works by the pioneering painter who redefined portraiture and landscape in the 1960s. Bridging Pop and Minimalist sensibilities, these prints, paintings and other works are quintessential examples of style as content: Katz intimates the familiar rather than describe it, and prods the viewer's perception past preconceived ideas. Katz's work catalyzes an immediate response, both pictorially and emotionally, to the human condition. His work is included in collections at The Museum of Modern Art, the Hirschhorn, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Saatchi Collection and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Tokyo.

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CHARTA

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Paperback, 9.5 x 11 in. / 96 pgs / 36 color.

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Alex Katz: CollagesAlex Katz: Collages

Published by Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine.
Essay by David Cohen. Foreword by Sharon Corwin.

Alex Katz: Collages is the catalogue raisonnŞ of Katz's 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 artcritical.com and curator at the New York Studio School. Cohen's essay argues that the collages are critical to an understanding of Katz's 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.

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COLBY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART, WATERVILLE, MAINE

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 8.25 in. / 180 pgs / 85 color.

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Alex Katz in MaineAlex Katz in Maine

Published by Charta/Farnsworth Art Museum.
Essay by Sanford Schwartz.

Alex Katz is one of the most important painters of our era. Having come of age in the 1950s, alongside the New York School of painters and poets, he still continues to influence generations of artists with his iconic figurative work. Best known for his emotionally ambivalent and psychologically complex portraits of cosmopolitan friends and colleagues from the New York art world, he is also revered for his bold, transcendent landscape paintings and his coolly intimate portraits of friends and family--oftentimes painted in Maine, where Katz has habitually summered for the past 50 years. Many of Katz's most poetic, melancholy, and slyly humorous works have been made in or about the state of Maine, and they are reproduced here in conjunction with the Farnsworth Museum of Art's Summer, 2005 exhibition. The Maine paintings capture friends and family relaxing in off moments, seasonal changes in light and other momentary excerpts from reality.

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CHARTA/FARNSWORTH ART MUSEUM

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Hardcover, 11 x 9.5 in. / 96 pgs / 71 color.

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Alex Katz: CutoutsAlex Katz: Cutouts

Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers.
Edited by Zdenek Felix. Essay by Carter Ratcliff.

One of the most important exponents of figurative realism, Alex Katz has been painting mainly portraits for more than 50 years. In his work, Katz records small incidents, momentary excerpts from reality. The people depicted seem melancholy, awash in an always flawless beauty which lends them a coolness verging on lifeless. Without ever cutting too deep, Katz's focus remains on the brilliance of surface--both his paintings' and his subjects'. Since the beginning of the 60s, Katz has been quoting the oversized formats of large-scale Pepsi and Lucky Strike advertisements and the dramatic compositions of film directors like Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni. Simultaneously, if somewhat less famously, he started to "cut out" his figure paintings in order to carry the surface quality of his depictions to the extreme--first in oil on wood, later in aluminum. The exquisite book at hand presents, for the first time, a broad selection of Katz's silhouette sculptures.

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HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

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Hardcover, 6.25 x 10.5 in. / 96 pgs / 65 color

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PUB DATE 7/2/2003
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Alex Katz: First SightAlex Katz: First Sight

Published by Peter Blum Edition, New York.
Essay by Jean-Christophe Ammann.

In the more than 500 working drawings by Alex Katz reproduced here, we are able to look over the artist's shoulder at works in their nascent state--a rare experience essential to any understanding of the artist's oeuvre. Like a sculptor's preparatory drawings, these are the sketches of a painter who is not a draftsman but a painter; they are the raw material, revealing Katz's methods of looking and recording. Contours, overlappings, movements and attitudes are put to paper ever so quickly, with observation given top priority. Subject development, composition and memory are all elements that come about afterwards, when the artist takes up the paintbrush and moves to the canvas. First Sight contains a vast array of previously unpublished sketches and drawings, printed here in facsimile, at a scale of 1:1, and spanning the entire career of the artist, from 1950 to the present. The book is a limited edition of 1000 copies.

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PETER BLUM EDITION, NEW YORK

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Hardcover, 12 x 9 in. / 420 pgs / 25 color.

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Alex Katz: The Woodcuts And Linocuts 1951-2001Alex Katz: The Woodcuts And Linocuts 1951-2001

Published by Peter Blum Edition, New York.
Essay by Merlin James. Foreword by Peter Blum.

Alex Katz's very first prints included wood- and linocuts, but it was not until 1986 that he finally returned to the technique he had used 30 years earlier. This book celebrates and reproduces in detail all of the woodcuts and linocuts that Katz has made since 1951, works that bring out the angular, awkward articulations, emotional ambivalence, and psychological complexity of his best work. All 78 prints are also reproduced in an informative color fold-out insert at the back of the catalogue.

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PETER BLUM EDITION, NEW YORK

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 8.5 x 10.75 in. / 32 pgs / 9 color / 13 bw.

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Alex KatzAlex Katz

The Eighties

Published by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.
Essays by Lena Maculan and Nikolaus Ruzicska.

This group of classic works by the American painter Alex Katz from the 1980s shows how he kept the ideals of figurative painting alive during a time when abstraction was at the forefront of the discipline.

PUBLISHER
GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 52 pgs / 16 color.

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PUB DATE 4/2/2003
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Alex KatzAlex Katz

Published by Hopefulmonster.
Artwork by Alex Katz.

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HOPEFULMONSTER

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 9.05 x 10.62 in. / 304 pgs / 213 color

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PUB DATE 5/2/2000
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Alex KatzAlex Katz

Published by Marlborough Gallery.
Contribution by Martin Maloney. Essays by Vittoria Coen, Lisa Liebmann.

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MARLBOROUGH GALLERY

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 11.5 x 10.5 in. / 44 pgs / 30 color

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 3/2/2000
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Alex Katz & Robert Creeley: EdgesAlex Katz & Robert Creeley: Edges

Published by Peter Blum Edition, New York.
By Robert Creeley. Artwork by Alex Katz. Text by Merlin James.

Continuing Alex Katz's practice of collaborations with poets, Edges features reproductions of 13 etchings by Katz alongside the poem “Edges” by the great American poet Robert Creeley. In addition, the volume includes a tipped-in color plate, two full-color spreads, a black-and-white photograph of the artist and poet and an essay by the artist and author Merlin James.

PUBLISHER
PETER BLUM EDITION, NEW YORK

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 56 pgs / 1 color / 13 bw.

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PUB DATE 7/2/1999
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Alex KatzAlex Katz

Published by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.
Artwork by Alex Katz. Contributions by Eric de Chassey.

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GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 9.5 x 13 in. / 38 pgs / 22 color

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PUB DATE 4/2/1999
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CATALOG: FALL 1998

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Alex Katz: Recent PaintingsAlex Katz: Recent Paintings

Published by Marlborough Gallery.
Artwork by Alex Katz.

This catalogue of Alex Katz's 1996 exhibition at the Marborough Gallery features reproductions of his most recent paintings, including including two screen-size landscapes.

PUBLISHER
MARLBOROUGH GALLERY

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 11.5 x 9.75 in. / 32 pgs / 25 color.

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PUB DATE 8/2/1996
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