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New and Recent Works by Alex Katz

Aug 2 — Oct 31, 2023

Alex Katz, legendary American artist shows his own elegant style of cool, flat lines with bright, bold colors in romantic realistic figurative portraits and landscapes. His works are among the most recognizable images in contemporary art. He has influenced generations of artists and is known as a foundational figure for Pop Art. Alex Katz 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.

In 2022, Katz celebrated his 95th birthday and was honored by the Guggenheim Museum in New York with a major retrospective exhibition: “Alex Katz: Gathering”.

At 95, Alex Katz is having another moment. His Guggenheim show is a knockout.” Sebastian Smee, 2022. WASHINGTON POST

His eight-decade retrospective at the Guggenheim is a dazzling matchup of singular artworks — some fresh from the studio ...” Roberta Smith, 2022, NEW YORK TIMES, Alex Katz: Six Ramps of … Progress

Meyerovich Gallery recently celebrated its 35-year anniversary of Katz’s first exhibition in San Francisco, “Paintings, Drawings, Graphics”. “For that 1986 show, the gallery produced a catalogue that opened with this quote from the artist: ‘The ordinary is quite marvelous.’ Katz flew out to San Francisco for that exhibit and delighted in gabbing with fans who’d known his work for years, models from his paintings, and others who crowded into Alex Meyerovich’s Union Square gallery space.” (Jonathan Curiel, 2016, Pop Artist Alex Katz Returns to S.F. For the First time in 30 years, SF Weekly)

Following Meyerovich Gallery’s first Katz show in 1986, there have been several exhibitions of Katz paintings, cutouts and works on paper. The gorgeous red artwork “Ariel” had its first public viewing at the San Francisco art fair in 2016. Alex Katz attended some of these openings at Meyerovich Gallery and Alex & Alex have visited each other over the years.

Meyerovich Gallery’s current exhibition, “Alex Katz: New and Recent Works”, showcases an extensive selection of his most recent works. Color and light play a central role in his works. The subjects of these large to mid-sized works include vibrant portraits, dancers, human figures, multi-colored still-life and colorful flowers. These artworks are created by the artist using an assortment of complex mediums.

Works by Alex Katz can be found in over 100 major public collections worldwide. Most notably, 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. Katz lives and works in New York City.

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