Ada Looking Over Shoulder

1964
Alex Katz (American, born in 1927)


Dimensions

30.5 x 40.3 cm (12 x 15 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2001.869

Medium or Technique

Oil on panel

On View

Corridor parallel to Huntington Entrance (100.8)

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Paintings

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.

Provenance

The artist; with Robert Miller Gallery, New York; 1979, purchased by Michael Mazur, Cambridge, MA; gift to MFA, Boston, January 23, 2002.

Credit Line

Gift of Gail and Michael Mazur

Copyright

© 2012 Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY