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made up the artist¶s circle of friends and whose names constitute a veritable who¶s who of NewYork cultural life.
Someone has not been looking in the right direction.
He became widely known internationally following a large-scale retrospective at the WhitneyMuseum of American Art in 1986 and a print retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 1988.These were followed by major exhibitions of portraits and landscapes at the Saatchi Gallery,London, 1998, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, 1999, and Kunst undAusstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn,
Even Germans, or, perhaps, most especially Germans, might be forgiven for theirperfected perceptions since it would be an extraordinary effort since 1945 for a Germanto be at all critical of a Jew
The exhibition is curate by Juan Manuel Bonet, independent curator, consultant, art historian andformer Director of the Reina Sofía National Museum of Modern Art, Madrid, who curated a majorexhibition of Katz¶ work at the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM), Valencia, in 1996, andRachael Thomas, Senior Curator: Head of Exhibitions, IMMA.Well, Juan Bonet has the distinction of having been a curator at The Reina Sophia NationalMuseum one can only wonder why he left.
Museum Contact Details
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The following is from the Museum¶s published description:
³Alex Katz is one of the most important American artists of our time, and his impressive body of work constitutesa unique aspect of modern Realism. In 1992 Alex Katz donated more than 400 of his works to the Colby CollegeMuseum of Art with the understanding that a wing would be built to house them. The Paul J. Schupf Wing for theWorks of Alex Katz, which opened in 1996, was made possible through the generosity of Colby trustee Paul J.Schupf, who contributed the naming gift for the building. The Schupf Wing makes the Colby museum one of thefew in the United States with a wing devoted solely to the work of a living artist.