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Ada Looking Over Shoulder
Alex Katz (American, born in 1927)
30.5 x 40.3 cm (12 x 15 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Oil on panel
Corridor parallel to Huntington Entrance (100.8)
Katz has always painted the people and places he knows well. During a half century of marriage he has made hundreds of paintings of his wife Ada. These works amount to a portrait through time as Ada has aged and changed, testimony to the artist’s love and Ada’s role as muse.
The artist; with Robert Miller Gallery, New York; 1979, purchased by Michael Mazur, Cambridge, MA; gift to MFA, Boston, January 23, 2002.
Gift of Gail and Michael Mazur
© 2012 Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY