Alex Katz Reflection
Following the tributes to Gerhard Richter and Andy Warhol, the Espace Louis Vuitton Seoul presents a new exhibition of works by Alex Katz with a selection of exclusive pieces from the Collection within the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s “Hors-les-murs” program. This program unfolds at the Espaces Louis Vuitton in Tokyo, Munich, Venice, Beijing, Seoul and Osaka, thus carrying out the Fondation’s ambition to reach an international audience.
Known for his portraits of women and landscapes, Alex Katz’s wife Ada has been the subject of more than 250 of his portraits. A feeling of tranquility and the representation of an idealized American way of life emerge by way of a meticulous, multi-step process. Observational oil sketches are followed by detailed pencil or charcoal drawings transferred to the canvas, which Katz paints in a single studio session. With their understated lines, his timeless portraits impress viewers with the idealized plenitude they exude.