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Photoengraving and aquatint on Somerset satin white 300 gsm paper. Signed and dated by the artist in pencil.
Alex Katz will be 93 years old on 24 July 2020. A new world record for a painting by the American artist Alex Katz was set at the Phillips Auction House in London on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. The painting Blue Umbrella I from 1972 fetched £3,375,000 or the equivalent of 4.1 million US dollars. This far exceeded the upper estimate of 1.2 million and tripled the previous record price at an auction by Alex Katz, which is still far from the prices of his American colleagues such as Tom Wesselmann or Andy Warhol. Many Alex Katz exhibitions have been dedicated to his talent in recent years. Among others at the Serpentine Gallery in London, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao or the Metropolitan Museum in New York. 2019 in Munich/Germany at Museum Brandhorst; Daegu/Korea Daegu Kunstmuseum, Paris/France Musée de L’Orangerie. His works of art hang together with Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Basquiat or KAWS in museums worldwide. In 2020 there will be a new Alex Katz exhibition at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid/Spain. The Guggenheim Museum in New York will show a Alex Katz Retrospect in 2022. Ulla in Black Hat or Blue Umbrella are available on request besides Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein.