Everything about the model's commanding presence in "White Visor" yields an unmistakable air of sophistication. Her long and gracefully tilted neck and delicate ponytail immediately draw the viewer's eye, while her lips painted in a wistful arc around her profile evoke a perfect fashion note. Carried off with a serene expression, this woman radiates an awe-inspiring confidence that makes the painting simply mesmerizing. By depicting her in such an effortlessly graceful positing, Alex Katz communicates his subjects' poise and elegance in the most compelling way.
Alex Katz (b. 1927)
White Visor, 2003, (47/75,)
Aquatint in 9 colors on Somerset Velvet paper
33.37 x 67.87 in