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Title Brand-new & terrific : Alex Katz in the 1950s / Diana Tuite ; with essays by Katy Siegel, Richard Shiff and Eva Díaz.

Publication Info. Waterville, Maine : Colby College Museum of Art, 2015.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  759.13 BRA    AVAILABLE
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Description 207 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Note "Published on the occasion of the exhibition Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, organized by Colby College Museum of Art, July 11-October 18, 2015."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Coming of age as an artist in the 1950s, Alex Katz set out to reinvent representational painting by applying lessons learned from postwar abstraction. Initially, he struggled to find an audience, destroying hundreds of canvases. this book is the first survey of the artwork from this momentous decade, one in which Katz began to paint outdoors, innovated with collages, invented the cutout, and met Ada del Moro, his wife and muse. The authors consider how he and his peers borrowed from one another, leaning on photography and mining both nineteenth-century portraiture and other creative arts, and examine his conceptual investment in serial imagery. The result is a fascinating study of a young artist laying the groundwork for an astonishingly successful career, and a fresh look at the aesthetic exchanges among painters in and around the New York School.
Contents A representational world in our time / Diana Tuite -- Manual of style / Katy Siegel -- Ahead of Your Mind / Riachrd Shiff -- Reduplication and "the Double" / Eva Diaz.
Subject Katz, Alex, 1927- -- Exhibitions.
Katz, Alex, 1927-
Added Author Tuite, Diana. Representational World in our Time.
Siegel, Katy. Manual of Style.
Shiff, Richard. Ahead of Your Mind.
Díaz, Eva, 1977- Reduplication and "the Double."
Colby College. Museum of Art, host institution.
Added Title Alex Katz in the 1950s
Brand-new and terrific
ISBN 9783791354354 hardcover
3791354353 hardcover
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