Vincent and Tony

A work made of oil on canvas.
Art © Alex Katz / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1969

Artist:

Alex Katz
American, born 1927

About this artwork

Since the mid-1950s, Alex Katz has painted cool, spare depictions of landscapes, interiors, and figures. Although Katz’s insistence on figuration initially placed him outside the contemporary avant-garde mainstream, in which abstraction dominated, his inventive resolution of the demands of formalism and representation responded to the Pop Art movement of the 1960s and eventually established him as a leader of the new figurative tradition in painting. Often featuring his wife, family, and friends as portrait subjects, his works emphasize the flatness of the picture plane while remaining determinedly realistic, resulting in highly stylized images that appear at once specific and generic. This painting shows Katz’s son, Vincent, with his boyhood friend Tony.

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Artist

Alex Katz

Title

Vincent and Tony

Origin

United States

Date

1969

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

No inscription

Dimensions

182.9 x 307.8 cm (72 x 120 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Society for Contemporary Art

Reference Number

1970.414

Copyright

Art © Alex Katz / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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