Alex Katz, Subway Drawings was commissioned by Timothy Taylor to accompany Katz's exhibition of notebook drawings from the 1940s, presented in collaboration with Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York / Rome. During his time at Cooper Union, Katz chose figures on the subway as his subjects, preferring them over the models in the Cooper Union Art School figure drawing studio, where he attended from 1946–49. Riding the subway into the early hours of the morning, sketching portraits of passengers, the subway in effect became Katz’s classroom. Printed on 150 gsm Munken Rough stock with white foiled Colorplan cover and Sirio endpapers.
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