Une oeuvre, un regard : Alex Katz

For the series “Une oeuvre, un regard”, Alex Katz talks about Monet’s Water Lilies, from which the American artist was inspired to create “Homage to Monet” whose series of paintings was presented last year at the Musée de l’Orangerie.


The artist’s work “Chance” (2016) has been presented by Thaddaeus Ropac at FIAC Hors les Murs 2019 at the Jardin des Tuileries.

CHANCE, 2016

Porcelain enamel on shaped steel and mounted on a polished stainless steel base
195,6 x 360,7 x 40 cm

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, London, Salzburg

Alex Katz was born in 1927 in Brooklyn. He lives and works in New York. Chance, created in 2016, is a “cut-out sculpture” that presents a group of three women bathing. It is a two dimensional sculpture made of enamelled porcelain and mounted on a polished stainless steel base. The image of these three bathers playing with a beach ball highlights the artist’s commitment to the flat, clean aesthetic for which he is renowned. The artwork is installed in one of the principal fountains of the Tuileries, playing with the perspective and ornamental alignment of the garden. The presentation of this project follows the recent exhibition by the artist at the Orangerie Museum, in which he presented artworks in conversation with Monet’s Water Lilies.

Photo: Marc Domage

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