Anna Wintour by Alex Katz

This portrait represents Anna Wintour, the British-born journalist and editor, who has made a significant contribution to the international fashion industry.

Details

Medium:
Oil on linen
Dimensions:
152.4 x 213.4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£45,000 ( Total: £124,554)
Acquired in:
2011
Vendor:
Timothy Taylor Gallery Ltd

It is a particularly exciting union of artist and sitter; Katz had known Wintour socially for some years and was fascinated by her highly-styled appearance. As a portrait painter, Katz has been highly influential on subsequent generations of artists who have embraced his minimal aesthetic and bold use of colour, including Julian Opie, who is represented in the Gallery’s Collection. Katz is best known as a painter of people and the subjects of his portraits are at the centre of his cultural life. The portrait was made to coincide with the National Portrait Gallery’s special display 'Alex Katz Portraits' in 2010.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, LONDON London WC2H 0HE 020 7306 0055 www.npg.org.uk

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