FIRST EDITION. New York: Rizzoli, 1986. Hard cover in protected dust jacket. An important monograph. Very good condition with no markings, etc., NOT EX-LIBRARY. (ab). Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The life and work of American artist Alex Katz, emphasizing his distinctive blend of realistic representation and abstraction and his interest in portraiture
From Publishers Weekly:
Hovering uneasily between realism and pop art, Katz's gigantic portraits strike detractors as slick and lifeless, while admirers praise their energy, style and optimism. An exhibition now at New York's Whitney Museum may help viewers decide whether Katz's swimmers, couples, partygoers and motorists are empty pop icons or, as Rosenblum puts it, "a loving, directly perceived record of the sweet facts of people and places that provide the continuities of the artist's life." This lavish exhibition catalogue smacks of promotionalism in its academic gush over Katz's work. Marshall argues that the pictures are "full of formal, social, and psychological references, both historical and current," but the brief essays do not go far beyond the usual comparisons with the large-scale works of Manet, Leger and Picasso and the stark croppings of Degas and Caillebotte. In the end, Katz may be an artist who cleverly exploits illusionistic devices of billboard ads and movie stills to fashion gargantuan portraits that make ambiguous social commentaries.
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Title: Alex Katz Richard Marshall; Alex Katz; Tom ...
Binding: Mar 15, 1986
Book Condition: Collectible; Very Good
Book Description Rizzoli March 1986, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Used - Very Good. Seller Inventory # 86841
Book Description Rizzoli, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0847807177
Book Description Rizzoli Intl Pubns, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1986. Oversized Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Nice, clean, tight copy. Light wear to jacket. Seller Inventory # 017478
Book Description Rizzoli International for Whitney Museum of Modern Art, Milano, Italy, 1986. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Milano, Italy: Rizzoli International for Whitney Museum of Modern Art , 1986. Exhibition catalogue from 1986 of the work of the important American modern realist, Alex Katz. Illustrations include his paintings, cutouts and collages. Includes ninety-four plates. Illustrated flexible boards with inner flaps, 135 pages, plus chronology and list of major exhibitions and works. The book is in very good condition, with mild edgewear to extreme edges, clean contents with no names or other markings. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Seller Inventory # 020200
Book Description Rizzoli Intl Pubns/Whitney Museum of American Art, 1986. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition.. Blind impressed titles to front and spine, in unclipped dust jacket protected by mylar cover. Gift inscription free endpaper. 157 pages, illustrated with b/w and colour reproductions of paintings, cutouts and collages. Size: Folio - 12" - 15" Tall Size: Folio - 12" - 15" Tall. Seller Inventory # 036379
Book Description Whitney Museum Of American Art & Rizzoli New York 1986, 1986. Fine 32.5 x 25.0cms, 158pp, Colour Illusts Fine Soft Cover Exhibition Catalogue This book presents 90 of Katz's realist paintings, cutouts and collages from the 1950s to the 1980s. Seller Inventory # 008696
Book Description Rizzoli, New York, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Book fine, Dust jacket fine. 1st. Bound in publisher's original cloth. Seller Inventory # 9008981
Book Description Rizzoli / Whitney Museum, 1986. Hard Cover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. Hardcover 1st Printing in dust jacket AS NEW, NOT ex-lib. small neat gift inscription to endpaper corener, else Fine (dj in mylar protector); folio, illus. Extra shipping charge REQUIRED for priority or overseas delivery of this heavy oversize book (extra charge SUBSTANTIAL for overseas shipment). Seller Inventory # 27111
Book Description Whitney Museum of American Art in association with Rizzoli International Publications, New York, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: vg. 4to. 158pp. Gray cloth with blind-stamped title in original dustjacket. "It has become increasingly apparent that Alex Katz is one of the most important American artists to have emerged since 1950. Throughout his career, which has now spanned more than thirty years, Katz has produced a remarkable and impressive body of work that constitutes an original and unique aspect of modern realism." Profusely illustrated with color and b/w reproductions of paintings and photographs. As new. Seller Inventory # 14936
Book Description Rizzoli, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Fine in Fine DJ. First edition. Large 4to, 157 pp., color plates. Seller Inventory # 8677