Alex Katz: Nine Women

About the Exhibition

Nine Women by Alex Katz (b.1927, New York City, NY) is a 240’ billboard painting in the heart of Times Square, the center of New York’s Theater District. Doris C. Freedman, Chairman of the Public Arts Council, commented that Katz’s work “is an excellent example of how public spaces can be enlivened and enhanced through the integration of art into the urban environment. Alex Katz’s design—a procession of twenty-four women’s faces—adds a flowing, light, and spacious sense to the usually congested environment of 42nd Street and Broadway.” The work consists of 23 female heads—each 20’ high—that perch on the 240’ billboard with a matching 60’ tower looming behind, lending the distinctive vision of one of the nation’s leading contemporary artists to America’s most commercial thoroughfare.



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