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Alex Katz - Once in a Lifetime - Exhibitions - Lopez de la Serna CAC

In Once in a Lifetime the artist lays out a journey through the different genres of his work, from monumental group portraits to the distinctive landscapes, by way of figurative representations in a variety of formats. There are also small studies, created with a lighter and more fluid technique than that used in the final canvases, and these sketches from life take us into his laborious creative process.

Alex Katz - Once in a Lifetime - Exhibitions - Lopez de la Serna CAC

The formal motifs that recur in his compositions - female characters, male figures, alone or in company, against neutral backgrounds or in everyday settings, as well as elements of nature - are treated with a poetic intensity that is sometimes full of life and at other times somewhat more melancholy.

Alex Katz - Once in a Lifetime - Exhibitions - Lopez de la Serna CAC

Alex Katz has been considered by some critics as a precursor of Pop Art for his personal interpretation of objective figuration in the early sixties. He shares with the artists of this movement the influence of mass media (the iconic transformation of its images, repetition and fragmentation of motifs, modes of representation drawn from cinema and advertising); the use of flat, bright colors; and also a preference for scenes of daily life, seemingly inconsequential, ephemeral moments that he raises to the level of art with freshness and elegance. But his interest in exploring how light modulates the surface of the painting, in contrast to the graphic style of Pop Art, differentiates him from this movement.

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Selected Works

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Eleuthera, 1984

Oil on linen

305 x 670,5 cm / 120 x 264 in

 

 

Eleuthera, 1984

Oil on linen

305 x 670,5 cm / 120 x 264 in

 

 

January 3, 1992

Oil on linen

200 x 419 cm / 78.5 x 165 in

 

January 3, 1992

Oil on linen

200 x 419 cm / 78.5 x 165 in

 

Red Band, 1978

Oil on linen

183 x 366 cm / 72 x 144 in

 

Red Band, 1978

Oil on linen

183 x 366 cm / 72 x 144 in

 

Up in The Bleachers, 1983

Oil on linen

305 x 503 cm / 120 x 198 in

 

Up in The Bleachers, 1983

Oil on linen

305 x 503 cm / 120 x 198 in

 

Ted Berrigan, 1967

Oil on linen

122 x 122 cm / 48 x 48 in

 

Ted Berrigan, 1967

Oil on linen

122 x 122 cm / 48 x 48 in

 

David and John, 1977

Oil on linen

183 x 244 cm / 72 x 96 in

 

David and John, 1977

Oil on linen

183 x 244 cm / 72 x 96 in

 

Sylvia, 1962 - 63

Oil on linen

203 x 260,5 cm / 80 x 102.5 in

 

Sylvia, 1962 - 63

Oil on linen

203 x 260,5 cm / 80 x 102.5 in

 

Here´s to you, 1961

Oil on linen

122 x 183 cm / 48 x 72 in

 

Here´s to you, 1961

Oil on linen

122 x 183 cm / 48 x 72 in

 

Thursday Night #2, 1974

Oil on linen

183 x 366 cm / 72 x 144 in

 

Thursday Night #2, 1974

Oil on linen

183 x 366 cm / 72 x 144 in

 

Black Hat #4, 2010

Oil on linen

152,5 x 366 cm / 60 x 144 in

 

Black Hat #4, 2010

Oil on linen

152,5 x 366 cm / 60 x 144 in

 

Sharon and Vivien, 2009

Oil on linen

213,5 x 366 cm / 84 x 144 in

 

Sharon and Vivien, 2009

Oil on linen

213,5 x 366 cm / 84 x 144 in

 

Bathing Cap (Sharon), 2010

Oil on linen

102 x 127 cm / 40 x 50 in

 

Bathing Cap (Sharon), 2010

Oil on linen

102 x 127 cm / 40 x 50 in

 

Bathing Cap (Meghan), 2010

Oil on linen

102 x 127 cm / 40 x 50 in

 

Bathing Cap (Meghan), 2010

Oil on linen

102 x 127 cm / 40 x 50 in

 

Bathing Cap (Suzette), 2010

Oil on linen

102 x 127 cm / 40 x 50 in

Bathing Cap (Suzette), 2010

Oil on linen

102 x 127 cm / 40 x 50 in

Bathing Cap (Ada), 2010

Oil on linen

102 x 127 cm / 40 x 50 in

 

Bathing Cap (Ada), 2010

Oil on linen

102 x 127 cm / 40 x 50 in

 

Double Ada, 2002

Oil on linen

183 x 366 cm / 72 x 144 in

Double Ada, 2002

Oil on linen

183 x 366 cm / 72 x 144 in

Ada with glasses, 1977

Oil on linen

244 x 183 cm / 96 x 72 in

 

Ada with glasses, 1977

Oil on linen

244 x 183 cm / 96 x 72 in

 

White pines 2, 2005

Oil on linen

168 x 229 cm / 66 x 90 in

White pines 2, 2005

Oil on linen

168 x 229 cm / 66 x 90 in

Sunset #6, 2008

Oil on linen

274,5 x 488 cm / 108 x 192 in

Sunset #6, 2008

Oil on linen

274,5 x 488 cm / 108 x 192 in

Red door, 2005

Oil on linen

328 x 244 cm / 129 x 96 in

 

Red door, 2005

Oil on linen

328 x 244 cm / 129 x 96 in

 

White Pines, 2003

Oil on board

23 x 30,5 cm / 9 x 12 in

 

White Pines, 2003

Oil on board

23 x 30,5 cm / 9 x 12 in

 

Snow, 2004

Oil on board

30,5 x 23 cm / 12 x 9 in

 

Snow, 2004

Oil on board

30,5 x 23 cm / 12 x 9 in

 

Roses, 2001

Oil on board

16,5 x 30,5 cm / 6.5 x 12 in

31 x 45 x 3,5 cm / 12.20 x 17.72 x 1.38 in (framed)

Roses, 2001

Oil on board

16,5 x 30,5 cm / 6.5 x 12 in

31 x 45 x 3,5 cm / 12.20 x 17.72 x 1.38 in (framed)

Piers, 1997

Oil on board

22,5 x 30 cm / 8.86 x 11.81 in

37,5 x 44,5 x 3,5 cm / 17.5 x 14.76 x 1.38 in (framed)

 

Piers, 1997

Oil on board

22,5 x 30 cm / 8.86 x 11.81 in

37,5 x 44,5 x 3,5 cm / 17.5 x 14.76 x 1.38 in (framed)

 

Ada with Sunglasses, 2005

Oil on board

23 x 30,5 cm / 9 x 12 in

37 x 44 x 3,5 cm / 17.5 x 14.5 x 1.38 in (framed)

 

Ada with Sunglasses, 2005

Oil on board

23 x 30,5 cm / 9 x 12 in

37 x 44 x 3,5 cm / 17.5 x 14.5 x 1.38 in (framed)

 

January 7pm, 1997

Oil on linen

244 x 305 cm / 96 x 120 in

January 7pm, 1997

Oil on linen

244 x 305 cm / 96 x 120 in

Black Brook 7, 1989

Oil on linen

183 x 244 cm / 72 x 96 in

 

Black Brook 7, 1989

Oil on linen

183 x 244 cm / 72 x 96 in

 

Eleuthera, 1984

Oil on linen

305 x 670,5 cm / 120 x 264 in

 

 

Eleuthera, 1984

Oil on linen

305 x 670,5 cm / 120 x 264 in

 

 

January 3, 1992

Oil on linen

200 x 419 cm / 78.5 x 165 in

 

January 3, 1992

Oil on linen

200 x 419 cm / 78.5 x 165 in

 

Red Band, 1978

Oil on linen

183 x 366 cm / 72 x 144 in

 

Red Band, 1978

Oil on linen

183 x 366 cm / 72 x 144 in

 

Up in The Bleachers, 1983

Oil on linen

305 x 503 cm / 120 x 198 in

 

Up in The Bleachers, 1983

Oil on linen

305 x 503 cm / 120 x 198 in

 

Ted Berrigan, 1967

Oil on linen

122 x 122 cm / 48 x 48 in

 

Ted Berrigan, 1967

Oil on linen

122 x 122 cm / 48 x 48 in

 

David and John, 1977

Oil on linen

183 x 244 cm / 72 x 96 in

 

David and John, 1977

Oil on linen

183 x 244 cm / 72 x 96 in

 

Sylvia, 1962 - 63

Oil on linen

203 x 260,5 cm / 80 x 102.5 in

 

Sylvia, 1962 - 63

Oil on linen

203 x 260,5 cm / 80 x 102.5 in

 

Here´s to you, 1961

Oil on linen

122 x 183 cm / 48 x 72 in

 

Here´s to you, 1961

Oil on linen

122 x 183 cm / 48 x 72 in

 

Thursday Night #2, 1974

Oil on linen

183 x 366 cm / 72 x 144 in

 

Thursday Night #2, 1974

Oil on linen

183 x 366 cm / 72 x 144 in

 

Black Hat #4, 2010

Oil on linen

152,5 x 366 cm / 60 x 144 in

 

Black Hat #4, 2010

Oil on linen

152,5 x 366 cm / 60 x 144 in

 

Sharon and Vivien, 2009

Oil on linen

213,5 x 366 cm / 84 x 144 in

 

Sharon and Vivien, 2009

Oil on linen

213,5 x 366 cm / 84 x 144 in

 

Bathing Cap (Sharon), 2010

Oil on linen

102 x 127 cm / 40 x 50 in

 

Bathing Cap (Sharon), 2010

Oil on linen

102 x 127 cm / 40 x 50 in

 

Bathing Cap (Meghan), 2010

Oil on linen

102 x 127 cm / 40 x 50 in

 

Bathing Cap (Meghan), 2010

Oil on linen

102 x 127 cm / 40 x 50 in

 

Bathing Cap (Suzette), 2010

Oil on linen

102 x 127 cm / 40 x 50 in

Bathing Cap (Suzette), 2010

Oil on linen

102 x 127 cm / 40 x 50 in

Bathing Cap (Ada), 2010

Oil on linen

102 x 127 cm / 40 x 50 in

 

Bathing Cap (Ada), 2010

Oil on linen

102 x 127 cm / 40 x 50 in

 

Double Ada, 2002

Oil on linen

183 x 366 cm / 72 x 144 in

Double Ada, 2002

Oil on linen

183 x 366 cm / 72 x 144 in

Ada with glasses, 1977

Oil on linen

244 x 183 cm / 96 x 72 in

 

Ada with glasses, 1977

Oil on linen

244 x 183 cm / 96 x 72 in

 

White pines 2, 2005

Oil on linen

168 x 229 cm / 66 x 90 in

White pines 2, 2005

Oil on linen

168 x 229 cm / 66 x 90 in

Sunset #6, 2008

Oil on linen

274,5 x 488 cm / 108 x 192 in

Sunset #6, 2008

Oil on linen

274,5 x 488 cm / 108 x 192 in

Red door, 2005

Oil on linen

328 x 244 cm / 129 x 96 in

 

Red door, 2005

Oil on linen

328 x 244 cm / 129 x 96 in

 

White Pines, 2003

Oil on board

23 x 30,5 cm / 9 x 12 in

 

White Pines, 2003

Oil on board

23 x 30,5 cm / 9 x 12 in

 

Snow, 2004

Oil on board

30,5 x 23 cm / 12 x 9 in

 

Snow, 2004

Oil on board

30,5 x 23 cm / 12 x 9 in

 

Roses, 2001

Oil on board

16,5 x 30,5 cm / 6.5 x 12 in

31 x 45 x 3,5 cm / 12.20 x 17.72 x 1.38 in (framed)

Roses, 2001

Oil on board

16,5 x 30,5 cm / 6.5 x 12 in

31 x 45 x 3,5 cm / 12.20 x 17.72 x 1.38 in (framed)

Piers, 1997

Oil on board

22,5 x 30 cm / 8.86 x 11.81 in

37,5 x 44,5 x 3,5 cm / 17.5 x 14.76 x 1.38 in (framed)

 

Piers, 1997

Oil on board

22,5 x 30 cm / 8.86 x 11.81 in

37,5 x 44,5 x 3,5 cm / 17.5 x 14.76 x 1.38 in (framed)

 

Ada with Sunglasses, 2005

Oil on board

23 x 30,5 cm / 9 x 12 in

37 x 44 x 3,5 cm / 17.5 x 14.5 x 1.38 in (framed)

 

Ada with Sunglasses, 2005

Oil on board

23 x 30,5 cm / 9 x 12 in

37 x 44 x 3,5 cm / 17.5 x 14.5 x 1.38 in (framed)

 

January 7pm, 1997

Oil on linen

244 x 305 cm / 96 x 120 in

January 7pm, 1997

Oil on linen

244 x 305 cm / 96 x 120 in

Black Brook 7, 1989

Oil on linen

183 x 244 cm / 72 x 96 in

 

Black Brook 7, 1989

Oil on linen

183 x 244 cm / 72 x 96 in