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NOE KATZ: PAINTINGS - Rare Fine Copy of The Retrospective Monograph: Signed, Placed, Dated, And Inscribed by Noe Katz - ONLY SIGNED COPY ONLINE

Katz, Noe (Artist) & Lozano, Luis Martin (Contributor)

Published by Mexico City, Mexico: Epic Grupo Publishers, 1998
Used Condition Fine Soft cover
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1st Printing. Signed. Unpaginated. Published in 1998. Retrospective Monograph. One of the most beautiful books on the art of Noe Katz. The first and only edition. Published in a tiny print run as a softcover original only. There is no ISBN. The Monograph is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Noe Katz: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Art by Noe Katz. Essay by Luis Martin Lozano in both the Spanish original and felicitous English translation. The piece is one of the most illuminating Introductions to Noe Katz's recognizable-yet-unclassifiable art. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Mexico to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in a lovely collectible format, "Noe Katz: Paintings". A virtuoso multi-media artist who works in sculpture, installation, and prints, and one of the most brilliant Mexican artists of our time. Still, Noe (pronounced as two syllables, "No-e") Katz is best-known and celebrated for his exquisitely rendered paintings, which remain his foundational achievement. Katz studied at the School of Design Mexico City before pursuing further studies at the legendary Academy of Fine Arts Florence. He is often inevitably compared to the artists of Latin-American Modernism in that his work is multi-disciplinary and representative of two- and three-dimensional art forms. His body of work, which now spans painting, drawing, print-making, sculpture, and murals, are blendings of figures with objects and landscapes. The lapidary finesse (indeed, perfection) of Katz's paintings looks beyond Modernism towards Post-Modernism. What is especially fascinating is that his Cubist-inspired (but not Cubist), geometrically precise renderings of human beings as humanoid figures do not allude to the future, as they normally do in other artists' works and in science-fiction films, but rather to the present, in the most eerily beautiful way, and insistently so. "A personal imagery that reveals itself very slowly, with tints of mystery and irony. It is about a hidden discourse - not from the subconscious - that comes from the reasoning of a different logic, sublime messages that spring from everyday events and have nothing to do with belated surrealisms. Anticlerical, political, critical, and anarchistic all at once" (Luis Martin Lozano). His works are in the Museo de Arte Moderno Mexico City, the Museum of Latin-American Art Long Beach, California, and the Tokoro Museum of Modern Art Japan, among other major venues. An absolute "must-have" title for Noe Katz collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, placed, dated (in the month and year of publication), and inscribed in black ink-pen on the front free endpaper by the artist: "With my best regards, Noe Katz 13/VIII/98 Mexico". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The recipient, who is a well-known American figure himself, is named. This title is a contemporary art monograph classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the Retrospective Monograph available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 25 color plates. One of the most brilliant Latin-American artists of our time. A fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 19354


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Title: NOE KATZ: PAINTINGS - Rare Fine Copy of The ...

Publisher: Mexico City, Mexico: Epic Grupo Publishers, 1998

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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