Old Art, New Art, According to Alex Katz — NAD NOW

“The water lilies are on the pond in Maine and I’ve been looking at them for 50 years but I never touched them because of Monet… But I said you’re going to do it, and I just did it,” Alex Katz (ANA 1990; NA 1994) remarked in an interview for Phaidon upon beginning his series of paintings of Maine’s water lilies, on view at Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris through September 2.

From the first drawing to the last painting in the Homage series, the landscape remains the same, but the narration behind each is profoundly divergent.”

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