It’s a rainy day in south east England so it would be nice to head inside the Turner Contempory Gallery in Margate, Kent to see their latest show – Alex Katz Give Me Tomorrow. Here are images of stylish and elegant young things spending time at the coast in a place where the weather is always balmy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katz worked through the sixties and seventies and his works recall the trendy fashions of the time, not least the big black hat worn by his wife. You can seem more at his official website here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students of illustration might be able to compare his flat, colourful and stylised works to the more recent imagery of Hed Kandi.

Meanwhile, apologies to our readers for the strange posts that you may have seen here lately – these are when we are teaching students to use blogs and we are using this one as a demonstration!

 

All images courtesy of the Turner Contemporary Press Office:

Top: Alex Katz, Black Hat (Bettina), 2010, Oil on linen, 152.4 x 213.4 cm

Private Collection, London © Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY Image courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris – Salzburg

Centre: Alex Katz, Islesboro Ferry Slip 1975, 198 x 213.4 cm Art © Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Bottom: Alex Katz, Round Hill, 1977, Oil on Linen, 180.3 x 243.8 cm Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Partial and Promised Gift of Barry and Julie Smooke Art © Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY Digital Image © 2012 Museum Associates / LACMA