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Alex Katz: Beauty

Text by Carter Ratcliff, Jarrett Earnest.

Featured images are reproduced from 'Alex Katz: Beauty'.

Elegant monochrome glamour in Katz's new print series

This handsome clothbound catalog gathers Alex Katz’s recent titular print portfolio. The series of 25 prints features close-up, black-and-white portraits that remove the subjects from any contextual backdrop, emphasizing instead subtle shifts in expression. Rendered in bold lineation and tightly framed, the women depicted recall the models and celebrities featured in mid-20th-century fashion imagery, underscoring Katz’s ongoing fascination with perceptions of beauty and glamour that permeate the public sphere. The portraits are bookended by a pair of meditations on beauty: Carter Ratcliff imagines a comedically philosophical dialogue between himself and beauty, and Jarrett Earnest shares 31 encounters with beauty in art and life.
Alex Katz (born 1927) is one of America’s most iconic and prolific artists. His work has been the subject of more than 250 solo exhibitions and 500 group exhibitions since 1951 and can be found in over 100 public collections worldwide. Katz is best known for his large-scale canvases of flatly rendered figures cast against a monochrome background.


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Monochrome chic in 'Alex Katz: Beauty'

Monochrome chic in 'Alex Katz: Beauty'

Featured spreads are from Beauty, the elegant new clothbound collection of recent close-up, black-and-white print portraits by Alex Katz, newly released from Karma Books, New York and Lococo Fine Art Publisher, St. Louis. Bookending a gorgeously-printed plate section are meditations on beauty by noted art writers Jarrett Earnest and Carter Ratcliff, who conducts a dialogue with Beauty. One section reads: “And what about beauty? What does it turn the world into?
Nothing, said Beauty.
Beauty turns the world into nothing?
Let me put it another way. Beauty does not turn anything into anything else. It is not a transformative agent. It is not an agent. Which might be hard for you to understand, you’re so infatuated with your sense of agency, as you call it. But if you could get over yourself for a moment you’d see that world and beauty are synonyms.” continue to blog


ALEX KATZ MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Alex Katz: The White Coat

ALEX KATZ: THE WHITE COAT

Text by Jan Verwoert.

GRAY CHICAGO/NEW YORK

ISBN: 9780996454094
USD $40.00
| CAN $55 UK £ 32

Pub Date: 2/15/2022
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Alex Katz: Beauty

ALEX KATZ: BEAUTY

Text by Carter Ratcliff, Jarrett Earnest.

KARMA BOOKS, NEW YORK/LOCOCO FINE ART PUBLISHER, ST. LOUIS

ISBN: 9781949172546
USD $40.00
| CAN $54.5 UK £ 31.5

Pub Date: 7/13/2021
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Alex Katz: Quick Light

ALEX KATZ: QUICK LIGHT

Edited by Julia Peyton Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Text by John Godfrey, Ingrid D. Rowland, Marlene Dumas & Jan Andriesse, Jan Verwoert, Merlin James.

KOENIG BOOKS

ISBN: 9783863359683
USD $40.00
| CAN $54

Pub Date: 9/27/2016
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Alex Katz: The Woodcuts And Linocuts 1951-2001

ALEX KATZ: THE WOODCUTS AND LINOCUTS 1951-2001

Essay by Merlin James. Foreword by Peter Blum.

PETER BLUM EDITION, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9780935875195
USD $40.00
| CAN $56 UK £ 27

Pub Date: 1/2/2002
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Alex Katz & Robert Creeley: Edges

ALEX KATZ & ROBERT CREELEY: EDGES

By Robert Creeley. Artwork by Alex Katz. Text by Merlin James.

PETER BLUM EDITION, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9780935875171
USD $50.00
| CAN $67.5 UK £ 45

Pub Date: 7/2/1999
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