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Alex Katz. Wedding Dress 6, 1992. Oil on canvas. 90 x 66 in. Image courtesy Luc Demers. © 2023 Alex Katz / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
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Wedding Dress 3, 1992. Oil on canvas. 90 x 66 in. Image courtesy Luc Demers

The exhibition displays a series of large-scale paintings that highlight the artist’s interest in the intersection of art and fashion, the texture of the painted surface, and the flatness of pictorial space. In his art autobiography Invented Symbols, Katz wrote, “Fashion is of the moment, and art is supposed to be forever.” This observation guides the design of this exhibition, and centers time, and timelessness, as a focal point. 

Organized by a curatorial team that includes the artist himself, Alex Katz, Wedding Dress offers a unique opportunity to situate Katz’s work in relation to performance, figuration, and fashion.

More information at: Portland Museum of Art