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The Swimmer

Accession Number
1975/2.95

Title
The Swimmer

Artist(s)
Alex Katz

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1974

Medium & Support
aquatint on German Etching paper

Dimensions
28 1/8 in. x 36 in. ( 71.4 cm x 91.4 cm )

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Label copy
The reductiveness of Alex Katz's images gives them an impersonal quality. The sleek, pristine surfaces of aquatint in "Swimmer" contribute to the perfection of the figure's form and the ease of his motion. Yet this technical smoothness limits both the expression of the artist's feelings and our access to the sitter's mind.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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Keywords
Figures
head
heads (animal components)
modern and contemporary art
water

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