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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History Ocula Conversation
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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History By Ruth McDougall, Sydney

Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .

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Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See Ocula Report Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See By Casey Carsel, New York

After structural issues forced The Armory Show into last-minute relocation pirouettes last year, the fair returns between 5 and 8 March 2020 with a flourishing programme, complemented by stand-out shows across New York City.

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Ella Kruglyanskaya Steals from Art History, Takes Back Gaze Ocula Insight Ella Kruglyanskaya Steals from Art History, Takes Back Gaze By Tessa Moldan, London

For her second solo exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery in London, Ella Kruglyanskaya's compositions signal the many possibilities of paint.

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b. 1927, USA

Alex Katz Biography

Alex Katz is one of the most significant artists of his generation. A graduate of the prestigious Cooper Union Art School in Manhattan in 1949, Katz was subsequently awarded a scholarship by the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture in Maine. In 1968, Katz moved into an artists’ cooperative building in SoHo, where he has lived and worked ever since, spending his summers in Lincolnville, Maine.

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Common to both Katz’s celebrated portraits and immersive landscapes is a pristine flat surface and an economy of line, first developed by the artist in the 1950s. Katz’s minimal aesthetic was, at this time, both an anticipation of Pop Art and a reaction to the Abstract Expressionist movement. In tandem with his painting practice, Katz continues to explore three-dimensional space with sculptural cutouts—a technique first established by the artist in 1959. He is also a prolific printmaker.

Alex Katz Featured Artworks

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Ada Evening 2 by Alex Katz contemporary artwork
Alex KatzAda Evening 2, 2019Oil on linen
152.4 x 304.8 cm
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Gaia by Alex Katz contemporary artwork
Alex KatzGaia, 2018Oil on linen
60 x 120 cm
Timothy Taylor Enquire about this work
Vivien by Alex Katz contemporary artwork
Alex KatzVivien, 1994Etching with aquatint
25 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches
Krakow Witkin Gallery Enquire about this work
Coca-Cola Girl 35 by Alex Katz contemporary artwork
Alex KatzCoca-Cola Girl 35, 2018Oil on linen
152.4 x 213.4 cm
Timothy Taylor Enquire about this work
Coca-Cola Girl 33 by Alex Katz contemporary artwork
Alex KatzCoca-Cola Girl 33, 2018Oil on linen
152.4 x 213.4 cm
Timothy Taylor Enquire about this work
Departure (Ada) by Alex Katz contemporary artwork
Alex KatzDeparture (Ada), 2017Cutout from shaped powder-coated aluminium, printed on 2-sides with UV cured archival inks, clear coated, and mounted to white bronze base
57.1 x 21.6 x 6.3 cm
Timothy Taylor Enquire about this work
Coca-Cola Girl 29 by Alex Katz contemporary artwork
Alex KatzCoca-Cola Girl 29, 2018Oil on linen
86.4 x 198.1 cm
Timothy Taylor Enquire about this work
Ada by Alex Katz contemporary artwork
Alex KatzAda, 1991Oil on board
12 x 16 inches
Sold
Miles McEnery Gallery

Alex Katz Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, (SELF) PORTRAITS at Parkett, Zurich
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22 February–18 July 2020 Group Exhibition (SELF) PORTRAITS Parkett, Zurich Exhibition Space
Contemporary art exhibition, Alex Katz, Alex Katz at Timothy Taylor, London
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15 January–22 February 2020 Alex Katz Timothy Taylor, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, David Zwirner Books Presents The Paris Review Prints Online Viewing Room at David Zwirner, New York
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11 April–5 May 2019 Group Show David Zwirner Books Presents The Paris Review Prints Online Viewing Room David Zwirner, Online Only

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Alex Katz In Related Press

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The Colors of the Sixties Related Press The Colors of the Sixties 6 April 2019, Hyperallergic

The eighth floor of the Whitney Museum of American Art, as David Breslin, the Director of the Collection, sees it, is 'a place for surprises.' The elegant spaces of the museum's top floor, catching the light off the river through its skylights and glass walls, have felt enchanted ever since it opened in 2015 with the Early Modernist 'Forms...

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'Fashion doomed to fade, but art is forever' Related Press 'Fashion doomed to fade, but art is forever' 27 April 2018, The Korea Times

American artist Alex Katz is known for his distinctive style of portraits featuring sophisticated yet daring women of all ages. The Lotte Museum of Art (LMOA) in southern Seoul presents the first solo exhibition of the 90-year-old artist, who stylises American culture and society such as fashion, beauty and landscape, in Korea. Titled Alex...

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Alex Katz - 'I never had any self-confidence until I was 30' Related Press Alex Katz - 'I never had any self-confidence until I was 30' 10 November 2017, Phaidon

We've loved and admired the work of Alex Katz for a long time now so we were happy to bump into him while checking out some of his new paintings, sculptures and a show of his 1940's Subway Drawings at Timothy Taylor , London a couple of weeks ago. The drawings were made by Katz during his time as an art student at Cooper Union, when he used his...

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Alex Katz’s Subway Drawings Give a Glimpse of 1940s New York Related Press Alex Katz’s Subway Drawings Give a Glimpse of 1940s New York 27 April 2017, Vogue

If you're in New York City and you catch the Q train at the new subway station at 86th Street, you'll glimpse a massive, scowling, photo-realistic portrait of the artist Alex Katz by his friend, the painter/photographer Chuck Close. But Katz's presence can also be felt 30-odd blocks south. That's where, seven decades ago, the artist would cross...

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Alex Katz In Video & Audio

Alex Katz at Timothy Taylor, London Related Video & Audio Alex Katz at Timothy Taylor, London 10 November 2017, Vimeo

Alex Katz (b. New York, 1927) is known world-wide for his unique approach to contemporary representational painting, developed in reaction to the dominance of Abstract Expressionism, prior to the emergence of Pop Art in the USA. This exhibition will contrast over 50 intimate, delicate early pencil drawings with the artist's latest works - a series...

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