When Atelier Mourlot moved to Bank street in New York City, contemporary master artists, including pop artist Alex Katz, began producing lithographs of their work. Katz focused on creating prints based off of his paintings.
Pop artists were figurative painters who, in transposing popular images from mass culture to their canvas, opposed the aesthetics of abstract expressionism and through playfulness and irreverence, aimed to raise and highlight the serious conceptual issue of consumerism. They furthered this goal and explicitly made their work a consumer item by printing their art. Alex Katz was not one of them. His style matured in painting, collages, and cut-outs, and he infrequently dabbled with printmaking until 1965, when he set out to create prints that contained and reflected as much energy as his original paintings.
In 1969, Katz generated four lithographs with Fernand Mourlot at the Atelier Mourlot in New York City.
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Lithograph, 41" x 27.5", 1970
Lithograph, 29.75" x 21.25", 1970