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Ada Looking Over Shoulder

1964
Alex Katz (American, born in 1927 American)


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