Alex Katz new auction record

  • NUERNBERG, Germany
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  • October 29, 2020

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Alex Katz Ada

New York/Nuremberg.

Alex Katz became 93 years old on July 24. On this occasion Galerie Frank Fluegel shows the just published graphic December Ada together with original graphics and silkscreens of the last years. 

At the Sotheby's auction house in New York on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, the second-highest auction result for a painting by the artist Alex Katz was achieved: 3.1 million USD for the work "The Red Band" in the Contemporary Art Evening Auction.

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, the world record for a painting by the American artist Alex Katz was set at the Phillips Auction House in London. The painting Blue Umbrella I from 1972 sold for £3,375,000 or the equivalent of 4.1 million US dollars.

Alex Katz is an American painter, sculptor and graphic artist who became famous for his figurative paintings. His works are immediately recognizable by their colorful, two-dimensional style, which was created in response to the Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s. Although Alex Katz is widely recognized for his role as a precursor of the Pop Art movement, he has avoided being associated with any style or movement throughout his career.
Galerie Frank Fluegel has always included the artist Alex Katz in its program, and has also pointed out for years that he has long been completely underrated in Europe. Now that he is over 90 years old, his work is increasingly coming into focus.

Like Picasso, Katz develops more and more creativity as he grows older and seems unstoppable in the creation of new works.
The previous auction record for one of his paintings was more than 1 million US$, which is still far from the prices of his American colleagues like Tom Wesselmann or Andy Warhol.

Many Alex Katz exhibitions have been dedicated to his talent in recent years. Amongst 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 2021 there will be a new Alex Katz exhibition in the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid/Spain. The Guggenheim Museum in New York will show a retrospective of Alex Katz in 2022.

Galerie Frank Flügel, with locations in Nuremberg and Kitzbühel, focuses on high-quality originals of Pop Art, Street Art and Contemporary Art.
You will find works of art by Alex Katz, Mel Ramos, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol or Julian Opie in the collection. But also editions and graphics by Harland Miller, Katherine Bernhardt, David Shrigley, Sean Scully, Gerhard Richter, Ross Bleckner, Allen Jones, Thomas Ruff, David Gerstein, Peter Doig, Jeff Koons, Tracey Emin, Raqib Shaw and Robert Longo. Also other street art artists such as Mr. Brainwash, BAMBI, XOOOOX, Fringe and John Crash Matos. Of course also design objects by Maurizio Cattelan, Paul Smith, Richard Orlinski or Philippe Starck.
Exhibitions take place in regular rotation in the centrally located stores in Nuremberg and Kitzbühel. International trade fair participations round off the program.

Gallery Frank Fluegel
Obere Woerthstrasse 12
90403 Nuremberg

Frank Fluegel

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