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Alex Katz
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191

PROPERTY FROM A COLORADO COLLECTION

Alex Katz
ELI AT DUCKTRAP
Estimation
Irrevocable Bids
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Details & Cataloguing

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Alex Katz
B. 1927
ELI AT DUCKTRAP
oil on linen
49 3/4 by 71 1/2 in. 126.4 by 181.6 cm.
Executed in 1958.
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Provenance

Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in February 1981

Exposition

New York, Robert Miller Gallery, Alex Katz: 1957-59, February - March 1981, p. 31, illustrated
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Miami, Center for Fine Arts, Alex Katz, March - November 1986, pl. 30, p. 56, illustrated in color
Waterville, Colby College Museum of Art, Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, July - October 2015, cat. no. 81, p. 176, illustrated in color

Description

"Katz's portraits look singularly contemporary...He does not simply re-create commercial art, but uses its impersonality as a contrast to the poignant intimacy imparted by his sitters...The tension between Katz's love of tradition and his response to what he sees about him underlies his painting."

Irving Sandler on Katz as quoted in Exh. Cat., New York, Whitney Museum of American Art and travelling, Alex Katz, p. 20

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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