This publication presents a body of work by the American artist that is part of BSI Art Collection. A small but representative selection of pieces, using a variety of techniques and stemming from different periods of the artist's production, is gathered in this publication. The artist has provided technical comments and personal memories, especially written for this occasion, for each work. The book constitutes a handy and unique opportunity to take an inside look at the background of Alex Katz's practice.
The book is published by the commissioner, BSI (Banca della Svizzera Italiana), as part of their Art Program, relaunched in 2005 by the Italian curator and critic Luca Cerizza. Stemming from a program of site-specific commissions for the bank, the books in this series are conceived as individual monographs on each artist's contribution. Gathering preparatory material, documentation on the works, and essays by critics or the artists themselves, these volumes participate in the discussion around commissioning, the notions of public vs. private collection, and the relationship between artists and patrons (also available in this series: John Armleder
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Born 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, Alex Katz is an American figural artist associated with the Pop art
movement, known for his paintings, sculptures and prints.
Edited by Luca Cerizza.
Text by Alex Katz.
published in 2008
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
14 x 18,5 cm (hardcover)
88 pages (6 folded pages, 40 colour & 10 b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-905770-79-7
EAN : 9783905770797