Tag Archives: Alex Katz

This is not your father’s realism

Andrew Wyeth was almost the only realist painter to overcome the 20th century. He started his career at the venerable and modest Macbeth Gallery, where his work was priced at $300-600. By 1959, his work was pulling as much as $100,000. Wyeth’s prices continued to rise rapidly until the 1980s, when he withdrew entirely from […]

I wish I’d thought of that

We often hear, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” That is true in the art world, but it’s also true that it’s who you are or—more specifically—who people think you are. A recent story in the Telegraph confirms that idea. Fifteen years ago, Alexandre Ouairy was just another unknown European living in boomtown […]