Alex Katz | Purple Tulips 1 from the Flowers Portfolio
Purple Tulips 1, from The Flowers Portfolio, 2021
Archival pigment print on Innova Etching Cotton Rag 315 gsm paper
31 1/2 × 46 9/10 in
80 × 119 cm
Signed and numbered by the artist
Edition of 100
Alex Katz | Purple Tulips 1 from the Flowers Portfolio, consists of 7 original prints that showcase Katz’s signature minimalist aesthetic in a masterful interpretation of flora. Alex Katz The Flowers Portfolio. Red Dogwood, Purple Tulips, Peonies, Goldenrod and Azaleas on Yellow.
For over six decades, Alex Katz has found inspiration in all types of flowers, transforming wind-blown tiger lilies, marigolds, roses, and petunias into iconic works of Pop art. Katz’s flowery renditions are vibrant and alive, often featuring stems growing in every direction, petals cascading through the air, and leaves scattered across the composition. The flat, illustrative qualities of these flowers are married with hard-edged definitions and minimal modelling techniques. At its core, a subtractive methodology by the artist allows him to edit out the visual noise and concentrate on the essential elements with key precision.
Alex Katz | Purple Tulips 1 from the Flowers Portfolio 꽃들 알렉스카츠 , showcase a type of laconic botany that might seem slightly fragile as the unseen winds tear off leaves and create a fluttering sense of dynamism, but these floral icons become immovable objects that take centre stage inside a field of colour.
Katz studied at Cooper Union in New York and spent a summer learning plein air painting at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture before he began presenting regularly in New York and cities across the world. His work has been included in shows at institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and the Fosun Foundation in Shanghai, among others. His work belongs to multiple public collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Tate, and has fetched million-dollar prices on the secondary market.
Purple Tulips 1, from The Flowers Portfolio, 2021 31 1/2 × 46 9/10 in 80 × 119 cm
Purple Tulips 1, from The Flowers Portfolio, 2021 Archival pigment print on Innova Etching Cotton Rag 315 gsm paper Signed & numbered by the artist Edition of 100
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