Alex Katz, This Is Now

June 19, 2015

Alex Katz, This Is Now, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta’s latest exhibition, samples a selection of the landscape paintings of artist Alex Katz. Though best known for his bold and colorful portraits, Katz has painted the natural world throughout his career, especially over the past decade. This Is Now is the most extensive look at Katz’s treatment of landscape in almost twenty years.

The exhibition catalogue includes essays by High curator Michael Rooks, art critic Margaret Graham, and artist David Salle that explore Katz’s methods and inspirations, and his relationship to the nature. Poems by John Godfrey and Vincent Katz accompany over 100 color images of Katz’s work. The 174-page book was produced by Marquand Books and designed by Susan Kelly. Purchase your copy from the High or through Yale University Press.

Alex Katz, This Is Now opens this weekend at the High and will run through September 9 before traveling to the Guggenheim Bilbao in October.



Photography by Jeremy Linden