Less than six months away from his 2022 retrospective at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Alex Katz is a towering figure in contemporary art, internationally recognized for his singular ability to distil disparate elements of the culture – from the gestural power of abstract painting and Modernist poetry to the bold colours of mid-century cinema and advertising – into vibrant depictions of modern life. On display for the first time here, the ' Birds' series (2020–present) represents a new leap into near-pure abstraction with striking avian subject matter, inspired by the chipping birds (‘chippies’) seen outside the...
  • Alex Katz (USA, 1927) Pristine, flat surfaces and an economy of line are emblematic of Alex Katz's celebrated portraits and...

    Alex Katz (USA, 1927)

    Pristine, flat surfaces and an economy of line are emblematic of Alex Katz's celebrated portraits and landscapes, which the artist began in the 1950s. Katz’s minimal aesthetic was, at this time, both a reaction to Abstract Expressionism and an anticipation of Pop Art. In addition to his painting practice, Katz is a prolific printmak...