ALEX KATZ Rare Still Life Aquatint/Etching Signed, Framed. Provenance: Readers Digest Corporation, Jamison Thomas Gallery
STILL LIFE, 1974
Aquatint and drypoint on German Etching paper (Signed/Numberd) - Framed with Gallery Label
25 1/2 × 34 3/10 × 1 in
64.8 × 87.1 × 2.5 cm
Edition of 62
Published by: Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York & Marlborough Graphics, New York Printed by: Prawat Laucheron, New York This rare aquatint and drypoint etching entitled Still Life comes from one of the artist's most desirable eras, the mid-1970s. It is from a small edition of 62. According to Katz, this image was based upon a drawing he had made for a painting called Supper created in 1973. This work was acquired from the Jamison Thomas Gallery in New York in 1987, by the Reader's Digest Corporation of America. It has been professionally framed with museum quality materials, as it hung in the corporate offices of Reader's Digest in Westchester, NY for years before the company sold off its venerated collection.
Another impression of Still Life was selected for inclusion in a major print retrospective of Katz's prints at the Brooklyn Museum in 1987 and is reproduced as a full page in the published catalogue for that exhibition. This important work on paper is also fully catalogued and referenced with a full page reproduction in the catalogue raisonne of Katz's prints. Catalogue Raisonné: 73, Maravell Measurements: Overall Size: 22 x 30.75 in. (55.88 x 78.1 cm.) Framed Size: 25.5 x 34.3 x 1 in. (64.77 x 87.12 x 2.54 cm.) Exhibited: Alex Katz Print Retrospective, Brooklyn Museum, 1987 (another impression from the artist's private collection)
Signature: Signed and numbered lower left in pencil; with Reader's Digest Corporate Collection label with provenance information on back of frame
Publisher: Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York & Marlborough Graphics, New York, pub.; Prawat Laucheron, New York, prntr.
Reader's Digest Corporate Collection Jamison Thomas Gallery, New York
Exhibition History: Alex Katz Print Retrospective, Brooklyn Museum, 1987 (another impression from the artist's private collection)
Publication: Catalogue published on the occasion of the Retrospective of Alex Katz prints, Brooklyn Museum, 1987, 1st Edition Catalogue Raisonné: 73, Maravell