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Alex Katz: Happy 95th Birthday!

Oct 12 — Feb 10, 2023

Alex Katz (b. 1927) is an internationally acclaimed American artist and is regarded as one of the most important and influential artists of our time. Katz is known for his bold, optimistic, direct, hard-edged figurative portraits and landscapes.  Many of his works are among the most recognizable images in contemporary art. Katz, who lives and works in New York City, has been the subject of more than 200 solo exhibitions since 1951. His works have been collected and exhibited extensively in the US and globally.

This is a momentous year for Katz, who is celebrating his 95th birthday.  He will be honored by Guggenheim Museum in New York with a major retrospective exhibition: “Alex Katz: Gathering” October 21, 2022 – February 20, 2023.  Throughout 2022-2023, Katz’s works will be displayed internationally in many museums to celebrate his profound career.

Meyerovich Gallery has a 35-year history of exhibiting paintings, works on paper, and cutouts by Katz. The Gallery’s current exhibition, “Alex Katz: Happy 95th Birthday!”, showcases an extensive selection of his most recent works.  The subjects of these large to mid-sized works include colorful and black and white portraits, dancers, human figures, multi-colored still-life and vibrant flowers.  These artworks are created by the artist using an assortment of complex mediums.   The artworks on display at the gallery feature new releases such as the bright and seductively elegant portrait, “Straw Hat 2” 2022 (55 x 42 inches), as well as a signature example of the artist’s work, “Blue Umbrella 2” 2020 (38 x 52 inches). This portrait features his wife and muse, Ada, in bright hues standing under a blue umbrella in the rain looking calm and confident.  She has been referred to as “First Lady of the Art World” by the poet Frank O’Hara.

Works by Alex Katz can be found in over 100 major public collections worldwide. Most notably, those in America include: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York;  Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo; The Art Institute of Chicago; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; and the Tate Gallery, London; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid,; Museum Bandhorst, Munich; Lotte Museum, Seoul; among others.

The exhibition will also be displayed on the Gallery’s website: or please click here

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