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ALEX KATZ Paris Review Poster.
Color screenprint on Beckett Cartridge paper, 1965-66. 903x611 mm; 35 1/2x24 1/8 inches (sheet), full margins. Signed and numbered 28/150 in pencil, lower left. Printed by Stephen Poleskie, Chiron Press, New York. Published by the Paris Review, New York. A very good impression with strong colors. Maravell 11.
Ex-collection Stephen Poleskie, Chiron Press, New York.
According to the artist in an interview with the catalogue raisonné author Nicholas P. Maravell, "The Paris Review commissioned a lot of artists to do posters for them. Actually, they're a terrific bunch of images. All of them were done at Steve Poleskie's. Andy Warhol had been working with photoscreens, and I wanted to fool around with it. So I made a photoscreen from a painting I had, and I just played around with the colors. I used a photographic process--to dots--on only one part of it, actually, and made the rest of the print flat. The arty lettering is in a flat color, I was very pleased with the result. It was an experiment. I had decided early on that I wanted to do something a little different--technically--in every print just to extend the range," (Alex Katz, The Complete Prints, New York, 1983, page 11).