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Passing

1990
32 1/2 x 36 in. (82.6 x 91.4 cm)

Alex Katz
American

Object Type: Print
Medium and Support: Color serigraph
Credit Line: Gift of Lewis Norry and Jill Katz Norry
Accession Number: 1995.62.5
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Edition: 73/150

Printer: Styria Studio, Inc. NYC
Portfolio: Ada and Alex Portfolio

Based on a 1963 painting by Katz.

This print is based on a very large painting from 1962-63 of the same name. Katz's goal was to create a self-portrait that truly did subvert the traditional genre. "I wanted to see if I could paint one that was not narcissistic, that was not soulful or sentimental." His answer was to create a persona that was aloof, without evident emotional or psychological baggage. This resulted in the Stranger, the figure in this image. According to the artist, the title Passing has double meaning. It refers to the momentary experience of seeing a stranger--anonymous, blank--passing in the crowd, as well as Katz's attempt at passing himself off as that Stranger.

[Gallery label text, 2005]

Bibliography
See general reference in Alex Katz catalogue raisonne, ed. Klaus Albrecht Schröder, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, Germany, 2011: cat. no. 242, p. 178

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