Alex Katz, a key New York-based artist since the early 1960s, is a towering figure in contemporary painting. He is best known for his larger-than-life portraits of sophisticated women, painted with consummate technique, as well as portraits of men, group portraits, landscapes and interiors. This is the most up-to-date survey available of his extensive oeuvre. His work is in many major museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and the Nationalgalerie, Berlin. This expanded 256-page edition devotes ample space to his lush paintings while covering the full span of his prolific 50-year career.
This soft cover book measures 10 inches by 11 inches. Published April 2006.
Phaidon’s empire of world-renowned books on food, architecture, fashion, design and travel complement the publisher’s beginnings. Named after Socrates’s pupil Phaedo, who was known for his discourses on immortality, this London-based publishing house got its start in 1923 as a producer of high quality, reasonably priced literature, philosophy, and history books. In 1936 it added art to its repertoire, publishing some of the first monographs of Van Gogh and Botticelli. All volumes pair erudite text with breathtaking photography; a perennial favorite is Phaidon’s stunning, large-scale Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture.