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ALEX KATZ’S: LIFE IN ART

ALEX KATZ’S LIFE IN ART His paintings make us see the world the way he sees it, clear and up close, with all but the most essential details pared away. By Calvin Tomkins “At Cooper, I went from someone who was basically incompetent to being the best painter in the school,” -Alex Katz It took […]

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Scharf Exhibition in UAE Gallery view

KENNY SCHARF: INNER AND OUTER SPACE

KENNY SCHARF: INNER AND OUTER SPACE Leila Heller Gallery: Dubai March 19 – August 31, 2018 “Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in the UAE by Kenny Scharf. His new body of work is a reaction to what he perceives as our ‘increasingly out-of-control situation’, depicted by the melting faces […]

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On View: The Early Promise of Alex Katz

How the maverick artist developed his signature style ‘Bather’ from 1959. PHOTO: ALEX KATZ/VAGA, NEW YORK, NY By Alexandra Wolfe “What are you doing painting figuratives?” a young woman asked Alex Katz about his canvases featuring bold, colorful human forms in 1957. (That woman, a research biologist named Ada, later became his wife.) Back then, when Mr. Katz […]

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