Alex Katz cuts it

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Discovering Alex Katz collages was a real revelation for me.  I thought all his works were these unique portraits where he captured this strong disembodiment, like animated mannequins, so strange and other worldly.

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Then there’s these amazing collages, where he uses a wash to create backgrounds and colours and creates the most evocative images from the simplest shapes. I love the simplicity of it all but yet, it’s so compelling. My favourite is Man with Dog, 1955.

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Lincolnville Beach at Sunset, 1959, Alex Katz, Cut-and-pasted paper and water coloured paper on water-coloured paper
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Untitled (Rocks by Sea, Standing Woman), Alex Katz, 1958. Cut and pasted paper and water coloured paper on paper
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Beach, 1957, Alex Katz. Cut-and-pasted paper and water coloured paper on paper.
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Man with Dog, 1955, Alex Katz. Cut-and-pasted paper and water coloured paper on water coloured paper.
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