Harlem

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Harlem Station, 1984
Alex Katz
Enamel on aluminum mural
1985, City of Chicago Public Art Collection


Exhibiting an assortment of over-size, animated portraits, Alex Katz's Harlem Station, 1984, is located within glass enclosure for protection and visible from inside and outside the stationhouse. One of the most influential artists of his generation, Alex Katz is associated with the Pop Art movement and celebrated as a preemninant painter of modern life and portraiture. In this group portrait of commuters passing through Harlem station, the artist masterfully presents the diversity and dignity of ordinary, hardworking citizens.  

 


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