August 24, 2011
The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, with its world renowned collection of contemporary and award-winning architecture, has acquired major new works by artists Anish Kapoor and Alex Katz, adding to its exciting, diverse and innovative collection of contemporary art.
Talking about High’s latest editions, Michael Shapiro, the High’s Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr, Director, said:
“The High’s collection of contemporary art is growing in exciting and diverse ways, and signals our commitment to creating an anthology of important 21st-century works. We are grateful to Alex for his generous gift of ‘Twilight’ and look forward to adding to our holdings of his work; his extraordinary paintings bridge the Museum’s fine collection of post-painterly abstraction with his expanding collection of Pop art.”
Alex Katz was born in New York in 1927 and is a figurative artist who became best known for his involvement in the Pop art movement, particularly for his sculptures, paintings and prints.
The artist, who has been described as being “one of the most significant artists of his generation”, has had his work exhibited across the world, including more than 200 solo exhibitions, and almost 500 group exhibitions since 1951.
With the inspirational artist’s works being displayed in the world’s biggest galleries and museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Hirshhorn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and the Sculpture Garde, it is no wonder the High Museum of Art is excited about being given Katz’s “Twilight” (1998) painting to enhance its exquisite collection that includes the works of many other Pop art sensations, including Andy Warhol and Chuck Close.