Alex Katz Painting

(1978, 28 min)
a film by Rudy Burckhardt

"In this film we see Katz drawing and painting. We see his painting table, his studio, the green view out the door. We see his models. We see him laugh as he works. We see a fly land on his T-shirt, at the shoulder. We see his paintings, lots of them, in detail and from across the room, still shots and gentle, sinuous pans. We see his enormous Times Square billboard in progress, then finished. We see a show being hung, and then opening. And over it all we hear Alex talking to us about his work, talking about style and influence and perception in the most straight-forward way.
Alex Katz Painting a Painting is like spending a couple of days with this great and articulate artist."
Ron Padgett
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