FT Article Alex Katz Painting

Alex Katz: The Artist of the Immediate

FT article Alex Katz painting

ALEX KATZ: THE ‘ARTIST OF THE IMMED’ ON WHY HIS TIME IS NOW

“Style and taste are key to Katz – in a subject, he looks at the lipstick, the handbag, the haircut. The smile. The neat black dress. The “artefacts of the culture”, as he puts it. Despite his grumblings, Katz does, in fact, know exactly what he is doing. With each painting he works to capture “the sensation of seeing things for the first time”.”

 

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