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  Alex Katz, Sunset 1, 2008

Alex Katz. This Is Now

23 October 2015 - 7 February 2016

Alex Katz (b. 1927, Brooklyn) is a painter whose work is both fixed in the canon of postwar American art and in the avant garde of painting today. He emerged in the 1950s as a figurative painter in an age of abstraction, challenging critics who shunned imagery in art, especially figuration.

Alex Katz. This Is Now explores the development of landscape in the artist’s career over the last 25 years, revealing the fundamental but often unacknowledged role that it has played in Katz’s work.

Organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the exhibition features 35 works in which Katz employs a "grammar of abstraction" to convey the appearance of things as they are both felt and perceived in the "present tense," the now.

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Alex Katz, Sunset 1, 2008.

Courtesy of the artist. © VEGAP, Bilbao, 2015.

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