Alex Katz, Ada 2, 2013
© Alex Katz / Adagp, Paris, 2019
© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage
In Alex Katz’s work portraiture is a favoured genre. He mainly paints his entourage and especially his wife, Ada, model for more than 250 paintings.
His timeless portraits, with their pure lines, are characterized by a certain idealized abundance. The doubling of the figure of Ada in this space creates a mingled sensation of tranquillity and instability.