Alex Katz - Chance - 2016
Coming of age as an artist in 1950s New York, Alex Katz developed his unique approach to contemporary representational painting during the height of Abstract Expressionism. Over the five and a half decades since his first exhibition in 1954, Katz has produced a celebrated body of work, including paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints. Establishing himself as a pre-eminent painter of modern life, he was influenced by films, billboard advertising, music, poetry and his close circle of friends and family. His portraits and landscapes are characterised by their flatness of colour and fluidity of line, reinventing both genres within the context of abstract painting and contemporary image-making.
The cutout sculpture of three female bathers titled 'Chance' by Alex Katz was installed in Mayfair on June 21, 2016 in London, England and marked the 'Alex Katz: Quick Light' exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery, which ran till September, 2016.
Medium: Porcelain enamel on shaped steel (double-sided figures) mounted on a polished stainless steel base
Size: 78.5h x 142w x 21d inches
Edition of 6
Incised with artist signature; stamped with year and edition number; base rear, left