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Picasso Painting Reveals New Layers After X-Ray Analysis

February 21st, 2018

Picasso, via NYTThe New York Times profiles recent work in art research and conservation using X-Rays, citing the discovery of an underlying painting in a Picasso Blue Period piece. “It was clear there was something else going on underneath,” researcher Sandra Webster-Cook said.
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Grand Palais Unveils Plans for Massive Three-Year Renovation

February 19th, 2018

Grand Palais, via Art NewspaperPlans have been unveiled for the Grand Palais’s €466m, three-year renovation, Art Newspaper reports.  “At the end of 2020, just over a century after its creation, the Grand Palais will turn a page in its history and begin a transformation that will allow it to finally enter the 21st century,” culture secretary Françoise Nyssen says.
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Marina Abramovic Profiled in The Guardian

February 19th, 2018

Marina Abramovic, via The GuardianMarina Abramovic is interviewed in The Guardian this month, as she prepares to exhibit a series of photos documenting her early performances. “I lived in cars and trucks, I’m amazed the negatives survived,” Abramović says. “To appreciate the present, we should really look to the past.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Alex Katz

b. July 24, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY

Schools
Cooper Union
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture 

Represented Richard Gray Gallery in Chicago and Robert Miller Gallery and Pace Wildenstein in New York

Katz is a figural Pop artist working primarily in paintings, prints, and sculptures. He was influenced by Jackson Polluck and other Abstract Expressionists.  His first solo show was in 1954, an exhibition of paintings at the Roko Gallery in New York.

He received minimal fame at the age of 80, as art circles saw him as a major American painter. He was presented an honorary doctorate from Colby College in 1984.