Alex Katz | The Flowers Portfolio
Burgess Modern + Contemporary presents Alex Katz: The Flowers Portfolio For over six decades, Alex Katz has found inspiration in all types of flowers, transforming wind-blown tiger lilies, marigolds, roses, and petunias into iconic works of Pop art. In the 1950s, Katz grew frustrated that his signature minimalist portraits lacked a sense of movement, so he began painting the wildflowers he discovered near his summer home in Maine. Over time, Katz’s floral renditions became more vibrant and alive, often featuring stems growing in every direction, petals cascading through the air, and leaves scattered across the composition. Flat, illustrative qualities are married with hard-edged accessories and minimal modeling techniques. At its core, a subtractive methodology by the artist allows him to edit out the visual noise and concentrate visually on the essential key elements of his art.
Katz studied at Cooper Union in New York and spent a summer learning plein air painting at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture before he began presenting regularly in New York and cities across the world. His work has been included in shows at institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and the Fosun Foundation in Shanghai, among others. #AlexKatz #FlowersPortfolio #LococoPublishing #ContemporaryArt #PrivateAdvising #ArtConsulting #NewRelease #BurgessContemporary #BurgessModernandContemporary #investment #investmentart #LasOlasBlvd #FortLauderdale #Florida #LisaBurgess