If there’s someone I like equally as much as the impeccable Warhol (what a stereotype of a New York artists admiring girlygirl I am, right?), then it’s probably Alex Katz.
Clean and with significance, Katz expresses himself in a clear way without creating a big mess people could keep on arguing about for hours.
There’s possibly a little more to what has led him to draw flowers, different models in different LBDs or his wife Ada (okay, this one is not that hard to argue about I guess) but I truly admire his straight forward way to create and communicate without greatly asking myself what the art piece constitute.
No wonder, I couldn’t resist taking a look around at the Museum der Moderne back in Salzburg a few weeks ago after passing one of the conspicuous yellow Katz-flags hanging between the patriotic Austrian ones (still love this when driving home and passing the bridge ;)).
The exhibition mainly dealt with his works from the 60s up to a few more current ones and focussed on his two main residences in (surprise surprise) New York and Maine and made me incredibly hungry to book a flight to the East Coast.
Unfortunately, the exhibition is over but I think that looking at this compilation of my visit could be a little consolation ;)
Have a nice Sunday.
Museum der Moderne is spectacularly located on top of the Mönchsberg from which you can not only have a great view over Salzburg; the M32 restaurant placed in the same complex as the museum is especially recommendable for nice dinners.
Alex Katz’ wife, Ada.
Matchy matchy ;)