$12.30pm 1

By Alex Katz SKU:199680

Created in 1964, ""12.30pm 1"" is an extraordinary artwork by Alex Katz. The painting's bold simplicity and striking color palette exemplify Katz's unique style. Capturing a mundane moment, it transcends into something profound through Katz's masterful brushwork. The subject's ambiguous expression invites contemplation, while the meticulous composition highlights Katz's keen observation. ""12.30pm 1"" is special for its ability to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary, inviting viewers to delve into the nuances of everyday life, and showcasing Katz's genius in distilling complex emotions into minimalist yet impactful art.

42 cm

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Title: “”Alex Katz $12.30pm 1: Capturing Modern Urban Rhythms””
Year Painted: 1994

In 1994, Alex Katz unveiled the captivating painting “”$12.30pm 1,”” a poignant masterpiece that encapsulates the pulse of contemporary life. With bold lines and a restrained color palette, Katz transforms an ordinary moment into an extraordinary visual narrative.

The year 1994 situates Katz within a mature phase of his artistic journey, and “”$12.30pm 1″” stands as a testament to his ability to distill the essence of modernity onto canvas. The painting’s apparent simplicity belies its depth; the solitary figure amidst the urban expanse is a symbol of individuality within the bustling rhythm of the city.

What sets “”$12.30pm 1″” apart is its ability to evoke universal recognition. The scene of an individual engrossed in thought during a lunch break resonates with anyone familiar with the ebb and flow of urban life. Katz’s minimalist approach captures the isolation within a crowd, a moment of introspection amidst the chaos.

The painting’s intrigue lies in its reflection of contemporary existence. The viewer becomes a participant in the scene, drawn into the individual’s musings and the broader urban landscape. “”$12.30pm 1″” prompts contemplation on the intersection of time, routine, and personal reflection—a dialogue that transcends the frame.

Katz’s work speaks not only to the individual’s experience but also to the collective human condition. The solitary figure becomes emblematic of the broader urban populace, each person navigating the city’s currents while retaining their unique identity. The painting’s resonance is bolstered by its fusion of modern aesthetics and timeless themes.

In the rich tapestry of Katz’s oeuvre, “”$12.30pm 1″” holds a distinctive place. It captures a microcosm of existence within a metropolis, a fragment of a story that extends beyond the edges of the canvas. The painting is a reminder of the quiet significance in seemingly mundane moments, a tribute to the resilience and adaptability of the individual in the modern world.

As light and shadow play on the canvas, “”$12.30pm 1″” invites us to reflect on our own journeys through contemporary landscapes. The painting’s ability to capture the essence of urban life makes it a timeless piece that continues to resonate with audiences across generations. In a world characterized by constant movement, “”$12.30pm 1″” invites us to pause and find meaning within the currents of our own existence.

Original size:
182.9 x 152.4 cm (width x height)
Art styles:
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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