Alex Katz: Black Paintings is published in conjunction with the Timothy Taylor Gallery’s exhibition of new paintings by Alex Katz (28 February – 2 April 2015). The exhibition consists entirely of Katz’s iconic portraits.
In these new works, the subjects are assigned to the margins with black space occupying most of each canvas. What is striking about these portraits is both the depth and diversity of the black paint contrasted against the dramatically studio-lit figures.
Illustrated in the catalogue are 13 large works on canvas as well as an artist study. A conversation between the artist and Iwona Blazwick, Director or the Whitechapel Gallery, London is also included.