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Property from a Private European Collection

Alex Katz

Rackstraw and Pamela

Auction Closed

May 20, 12:35 AM GMT


2,000,000 - 3,000,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from a Private European Collection

Alex Katz

b. 1927

Rackstraw and Pamela 

oil on canvas

77 ¾ by 90 ½ in.

197.5 by 229.9 cm.

Executed in 1976.






77 ¾ x 90 ¼ 英寸;197.5 x 229.9 公分 


Marlborough Gallery, New York
Prudential Insurance Company, New Jersey (acquired from the above in November 1979)
Charles Saatchi, London
Private Collection, New York 
Galería Javier López, Madrid
Acquired by the present owner in May 2007 from the above
John Ward, American Realist Painting, 1945 – 1980, Ann Arbor, 1989, p. 113 (text), p. 114, illustrated
Robert Morton, Alex Katz Night Paintings, New York, 1991, p. 13 (text), p. 14, illustrated in color
Exh. Cat., Maine, Colby College Museum of Art, Alex Katz Collages, 2005, p. 160 (text)
Exh. Cat., Rockland, Farnsworth Art Museum, Alex Katz in Maine, 2005, p. 14, illustrated in color, p. 16 (text)
Paris, Galerie Roger d'Amécourt, Alex Katz, 1977, pp. 6-7, illustrated 
London, The Saatchi Gallery, Alex Katz: Twenty Five Years of Painting, 1998, no. 9, p. 54, illustrated, p. 221, illustrated (detail) 
Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Los Equizos de Madrid, 2009, no. 134