Alex Katz Collection
January 1, 2000 - October 7, 2011
The Paul J. Schupf Wing for the Works of Alex Katz presents rotating selections from the Colby Museum’s comprehensive holdings of paintings, painted sculptures, and works on paper by this renowned American artist. On view are numerous examples of Katz’s iconic figurative works, including the monumental painting Pas de Deux from 1983, a gift from Paul J. Schupf in honor of Hugh J. Gourley III, director emeritus of the museum. Also featured are Katz’s expansive landscapes and cityscapes, paintings that capture qualities of light and aspects of the seasons with astounding economy and assuredness. Other highlights of the Katz Collection on view include the artist’s cut-out metal portraits and standing figures, painted front and back for a playful display of flatness in three dimensions.