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View full screen - View 1 of Lot 410. ALEX KATZ | UNTITLED (MARCH).


Lot Closed

March 7, 05:09 PM GMT


18,000 - 25,000 USD

Lot Details






oil on board

Board: 10 by 12 in. (25.4 by 30.8 cm.)

Framed: 11 by 12⅞ in. (27.9 by 32.7 cm.)

Painted circa 1964.

Alex Katz developed his highly stylized aesthetic in the 1950s in reaction to Abstract Expressionism, his approach founded on his own resolution between formalism and representation. The apparent minimalist and flat nature in Katz’s brightly colored figurative and landscape paintings belies his deft application of paint and the subtleties in tonal variation. Katz takes cues from everyday visual culture, borrowing similar source material to the Pop artists of his generation – and some have even argued prior to them – yet working independently. Untitled (March) shows a pair in contemporary attire passing through a park, the surrounding trees bare on a bright day in early spring. Perhaps they are acquaintances, but their distance from one another suggests a certain isolation. Katz has been the subject of numerous solo shows at esteemed institutions and his works reside in the collections of Museum of Modern Art, New York and Tate, London.