Format: 87 x 119 cm / 34 x 47 inch
Material: Innova Etching Cotton Rag 315 gsm fine art paper
Method: Archival pigment print
Other: handsigned, numbered
The Flowers Portfolio by Alex Katz, consists of 7 original prints that showcase Katz’s signature minimalist aesthetic in a masterful interpretation of flora.
The Purple Tulips 2 are shown here in the floral style characteristic of Alex Katz – petals appear as yellow splashes between broad, intersecting strokes of blue-green stems, all superimposed on a vivid pink, not to say pink, background. By combining formal aspects of abstraction and representation, Katz makes each composition appear both as an intimate still life and as an enveloping landscape which, as the author and critic Calvin Tompkins describes, “lets us see the world as he sees it, clearly and up close, leaving out all but the most essential details”.
Alex Katz has a pronounced interest in nature, having spent his summer months in Maine for years, where he created many famous works such as the Wildflowers, Yellow Flags, Summerflowers and Spring Flowers.