[August 30 2011]
In advance of his solo show at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise opening 10 September, the American artist Alex
Katz created three billboards on the facade of the gallery’s Greenwich
Street location. Known for his deeply stylized and figurative imagery
which emerged from a pre-Pop era, Katz’s monochrome billboards are
restrained in color to allow the text and images their full impact for
passersby. Previous artist billboards at Gavin’s include Richard Prince and Felix Gonzales-Torres.
Photo and text Juliana Balestin