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Alex Katz

Landscape

En Plein Air: Alex Katz from a Distinguished Private Collection

Alex Katz

Alex Katz

Landscape

Landscape

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En Plein Air: Alex Katz from a Distinguished Private Collection

Alex Katz

b. 1927

Landscape



oil on Masonite

15¾ by 20 in.

40 by 50.8 cm.

Executed in 1950-51.

This work is in very good condition overall. There is evidence of minor wear and handling to the edges and corners, with associated pinpoint losses. Under close inspection, there is evidence of a faint and unobtrusive 1 ½ inch surface scuff in the grass near the lower left corner as well as two brown surface accretions in the center of the horizon line. There are a few faint studio drip accretions scattered throughout, most noticeable along the right edge. Surface irregularities and pinpoint drying bubbles are inherent to the artist's chosen medium and working method. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, the aforementioned studio drip accretions fluoresce darkly but are not the result of restoration. Framed.

 

Framed dimensions: 21 by 25 ¼ in. (53.3 by 64.1 cm.)


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Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Paul J. Schupf, Hamilton (acquired from the above in 1983)
Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above in June 2008 by the present owner