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July 9, 2016

Alex Katz @ Serpentine Gallery, London

Alex Katz
Serpentine Gallery, London
Through 11 September 2016

ALEX KATZ (b. 1927, USA) came of age as an artist at the height of Abstract Expressionism. Early studies at the modernist-based Cooper Union in New York City and plein air painting at the Skowhegan School in Maine were fundamental experiences for Alex Katz. Influenced by films, television, and billboard advertising, Alex Katz began exhibiting his work in 1954 and has produced a celebrated body of work that includes paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints. Over the past five and a half decades, he has established himself as a preeminent painter of modem life, whose distinctive portraits and landscapes reinvent both genres within the context of abstract painting and contemporary image-making. The Serpentine exhibition brings together Alex Katz's extraordinarily productive output of recent years alongside works from across his career in an installation that responds and relates to the unique context of the Serpentine Gallery.

Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens
London W2 3XA

Serpentine Galleries, London
www.serpentinegalleries.org

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