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Charta/Colby College Museum of Art

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CHARTA/COLBY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART

Invented Symbols

An Art Autobiography

By Alex Katz. Edited by Vincent Katz. Foreword by Sharon Corwin.

Invented SymbolsInvented 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.

Featured painting, by Alex Katz, is reproduced from Invented Symbols.

Invented Symbols

ALEX KATZ MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Alex Katz: Gathering

ALEX KATZ: GATHERING

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

ISBN: 9780892075607
USD $69.95
| CAN $97.95 UK £ 59.99

Pub Date: 12/13/2022
Forthcoming


Alex Katz: Flowers

ALEX KATZ: FLOWERS

THADDAEUS ROPAC

ISBN: 9782910055851
USD $40.00
| CAN $56

Pub Date: 12/20/2022
Forthcoming


Alex Katz: Floating Worlds

ALEX KATZ: FLOATING WORLDS

THADDAEUS ROPAC

ISBN: 9782910055837
USD $52.00
| CAN $73

Pub Date: 12/20/2022
Forthcoming


Alex Katz: The White Coat

ALEX KATZ: THE WHITE COAT

GRAY

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

Pub Date: 3/1/2022
Active | Out of stock


Alex Katz: Beauty

ALEX KATZ: BEAUTY

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
Active | In stock


Alex Katz: Quick Light

ALEX KATZ: QUICK LIGHT

KOENIG BOOKS

ISBN: 9783863359683
USD $40.00
| CAN $54

Pub Date: 9/27/2016
Active | In stock


Alex Katz: The Woodcuts And Linocuts 1951-2001

ALEX KATZ: THE WOODCUTS AND LINOCUTS 1951-2001

PETER BLUM EDITION, NEW YORK

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

Pub Date: 1/2/2002
Active | Out of stock


Alex Katz & Robert Creeley: Edges

ALEX KATZ & ROBERT CREELEY: EDGES

PETER BLUM EDITION, NEW YORK

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

Pub Date: 7/2/1999
Active | In stock